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If you have received a traffic ticket in Leon County, Florida there are steps you must take within a short period of time to avoid going to court or getting points on your license.

Most first-time offense civil infractions such as speeding or running a red light can be handled outside of the court saving you time, money, and points on your driving record.

Review the back of your ticket to find out if your infraction qualifies and choose one of the options below before the deadline posted.

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Traffic Ticket Options for Leon County

  1. Attend Online Traffic School
    1. Your auto insurance rates CANNOT go up and your policy CANNOT be cancelled unless you were at fault in a crash.*
    2. NO POINTS will be added to your driver's license record.*
    3. Your Safe Driver status is maintained if applicable.
  2. Pay the Civil Penalty on the Citation
    1. Your case will be satisfied upon payment
    2. The charge will be entered on your driving record as a conviction
    3. POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED as applicable
  3. Plead Not Guilty
    1. Judge may adjudicate you guilty
      1. Points may be assessed
      2. Fines can go as high as $1,000
    2. Judge may require you to attend traffic school
    3. Insurance rates may go up
    4. Policy may be cancelled

To start your traffic school course, choose a course format below. All courses cover the same material and take the same amount of time to complete.

Information About Leon County Roadway Safety

Leon County is located in the Florida Panhandle. The largest city and county seat is also Florida's capital, Tallahassee. Out of 67 Florida counties, Leon County stands 22nd in population and 45th in terms of land area.

If you have received a ticket in Leon County you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:

  • As Florida's capital, Leon County has a lot of visitors on government business.
  • With two large universities, there is a large population of young drivers away from home for the first time.
  • Most of Leon County is rural with mostly two lane country roads. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that two-lane country roads are the most dangerous highways in America.
  • According to NHTSA, only 19% of the US population lives in rural areas but rural traffic fatalities accounted for 55% of the total fatalities in 2011
  • The number of traffic crashes and injuries are on the rise in Leon County.
  • The County is split by I-10. The portion of I-10 within Florida's border (based on the number of fatal crashes per mile) is considered to be the 57th deadliest highway in the US.
  • Traffic incidents are on the rise in almost all categories in Leon County.

How bad would the traffic situation be in Leon County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Leon County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 4,927 5,533 +12.30% 5,240
Fatalities 37 42 +13.51% 38
Injuries 3,144 3,185 +1.30% 3,299
Alcohol Related 352 353 +0.28% 336
Alcohol Related Fatalities 10 16 +60.00% 11
Alcohol Related Injuries 141 156 +10.64% 145

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