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

Monroe County is made up of the southwestern tip of mainland Florida and the Florida Keys. The largest city and county seat is Key West. Out of 67 Florida counties, Monroe County stands 37th in population and 1st in terms of land area.

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

  • Monroe County has a permanent population of only 73,000 but the population is increased by more than 1.5 million tourists each year.
  • Most of Monroe County's permanent and tourist population lives on a narrow band of islands joined by a narrow highway and a string of long bridges.
  • The number of traffic crashes, injuries and drunk driving incidents are on the rise in Monroe County. The small decrease in traffic deaths may be due more to safer cars than safer drivers.

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

Monroe County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 1,263 1,671 +32.30% 1,431
Fatalities 19 17 -10.53% 19
Injuries 1,004 1,308 +30.28% 1,139
Alcohol Related 166 188 +13.25% 183
Alcohol Related Fatalities 3 4 +33.33% 7
Alcohol Related Injuries 69 99 +43.48% 89

Monroe County Clerk of the Court: