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

Martin County is located on the South East Atlantic Coast of Florida. The county's western border is on Lake Okeechobee. The largest city is Palm City and county seat is Stuart. Out of 67 Florida counties, Martin County stands 31st in population and 40th in terms of land area.

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

  • Although it is a largely rural county, millions of tourists pour into the county each year for both the beaches of the Atlantic Coast and the fishing and recreation on Lake Okeechobee.
  • Most of Martin County's population lives in the narrow area between I-75 and the ocean. That type of population density makes for crowded highways and roads.
  • The County is split by I-95. The portion of I-95 within Florida's border (based on the number of fatal crashes per mile) is considered to be the deadliest highway in the US.
  • Most of Martin 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 all categories are on the rise in Martin County.

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

Martin County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 1,202 1,617 +34.53% 1,456
Fatalities 28 29 +3.57% 28
Injuries 966 1,051 +8.80% 1,080
Alcohol Related 164 199 +21.34% 173
Alcohol Related Fatalities 12 12 0.00% 11
Alcohol Related Injuries 70 84 +20.00% 72

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