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If you have received a traffic ticket in Miami-Dade 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 Miami-Dade 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 Miami-Dade County Roadway Safety

Miami-Dade County is located on the southeastern tip of mainland Florida. The largest city and county seat is Miami. Out of 67 Florida counties, Miami-Dade County stands 1st in population and 2nd in terms of land area.

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

  • Miami-Dade County has a population of more than 2.5 million and the population is increased by millions of tourists each year.
  • Most of Miami-Dade County's population lives in the narrow area between the Everglades National Park and the ocean. That type of population density makes for crowded highways and roads.
  • Both I-95 and I-75 run through Miami-Dade County. 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. Interstate 75 is considered to be the 15th deadliest highway in the US.
  • The 2014 In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey identified Miami as having the seventh least courteous drivers across America's largest cities.
  • A recent survey of commuter travel times listed Miami as the third most congested city in North America.
  • The number of traffic crashes and injuries are on the rise in Miami-Dade County.

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

Miami-Dade County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 42,279 50,818 +20.20% 46,399
Fatalities 248 233 -6.05% 242
Injuries 28,658 29,551 +3.12% 29,159
Alcohol Related 1,770 1,523 -13.95% 1,641
Alcohol Related Fatalities 49 41 -16.33% 43
Alcohol Related Injuries 689 665 -3.48% 665

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