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

Marion County is located in the north central part of Florida between Gainesville and Orlando. The largest city and county seat is Ocala. Out of 67 Florida counties, Marion County stands 15th in population and 6th in terms of land area.

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

  • Although it is s a largely rural county, Marion County sees large numbers of tourists each year to the visit Silver Springs and to fish in the numerous lakes in the Ocala National Forest.
  • 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.
  • Most of Marion 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
  • Traffic incidents in almost all categories are on the rise in Marion County.

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

Marion County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 3,790 4,422 +16.68% 4,022
Fatalities 62 65 +4.84% 67
Injuries 3,023 3,310 +9.49% 3,258
Alcohol Related 265 232 -12.45% 243
Alcohol Related Fatalities 17 19 +11.76% 21
Alcohol Related Injuries 127 124 -2.36% 126

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