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

Okaloosa County is in the Florida Panhandle and stretches from the Gulf Coast to the Alabama border. The largest city is Wright and the county seat is Crestview. Out of 67 Florida counties, Okaloosa County stands 26th in population and 20th in terms of land area.

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

  • The County is split by I-10. The portion of I-10 within Florida's border (based on the number of fatal crashes per mile) is considered to be the 57th deadliest highway in the US.
  • More than 60,000 vehicles per day travel through Okaloosa County on I-10.
  • More than 4.5 million tourists visited the Emerald Coast in 2012.
  • Most of Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County have risen in almost every category.
  • The crash, injury, and death rates in all categories are significantly higher in Okaloosa County compared to other Florida counties with similar populations.

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

Okaloosa County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 2,121 2,512 +18.43% 2,276
Fatalities 22 25 +13.64% 22
Injuries 1,526 1,814 +18.87% 1,614
Alcohol Related 253 263 +3.95% 263
Alcohol Related Fatalities 9 7 -22.22% 8
Alcohol Related Injuries 101 116 +14.85% 108

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