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If you have received a traffic ticket in Manatee 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 Manatee 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 Manatee County Roadway Safety

Manatee County is located on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast on the southern shore of Tampa Bay. The largest city and county seat is Bradenton. Out of 67 Florida counties, Manatee County stands 16th in population and 29th in terms of land area.

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

  • As part of greater Tampa Bay, the roads and highways in Manatee County are heavily traveled by both residents and millions of tourists.
  • The County is split by I-75. The portion of I-75 within Florida's border (based on the number of fatal crashes per mile) is considered to be the 15th deadliest highway in the US.
  • Traffic incidents in almost all categories are on the rise in Manatee County.

Can you imagine what the traffic situation would be in Manatee County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Manatee County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 4,060 4,480 +10.34% 4,272
Fatalities 40 49 +22.50% 44
Injuries 3,216 3,366 +4.66% 3,251
Alcohol Related 284 304 +7.04% 300
Alcohol Related Fatalities 15 20 +33.33% 18
Alcohol Related Injuries 151 141 -6.62% 146

Manatee County Clerk of the Court:
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