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If you have received a traffic ticket in Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach County Roadway Safety

Palm Beach County is located on the southern Atlantic Coast of Florida. The largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach. Out of 67 Florida counties, Palm Beach County stands 3rd in population and 3rd in terms of land area.

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

  • Most of the 1.3 million residents of Palm Beach County live within 20 miles of the coast. That kind of population density makes for congested driving conditions and frustrated drivers.
  • The addition of more than four million tourists per year add to the congested roads
  • Interstate 95 runs through Palm Beach County. Based on the number of fatalities per mile, the portion of I-95 within Florida's border is considered the deadliest highway in the US.
  • The number of traffic incidents is on the rise in Palm Beach County in all categories and the percentage increase in crashes is one of the highest in the state.
  • Palm Beach County's number of alcohol related crashes is one of the highest in the state.

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

Palm Beach County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 11,542 16,726 +44.91% 14,083
Fatalities 113 131 +15.93% 122
Injuries 10,527 12,156 +15.47% 11,705
Alcohol Related 1,023 1,102 +7.72% 1,081
Alcohol Related Fatalities 44 44 0.00% 39
Alcohol Related Injuries 489 510 +4.29% 500

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