Palm Beach Gardens Traffic School Online
Palm Beach Gardens Traffic Infraction and Highway Danger Information
Found in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens has a population of nearly 52,000 residents. Even though the city has a number of gated communities, it's still rather dangerous for drivers.
The larger surrounding area found in Palm Beach County has a population of nearly 1.4 million residents. This area of Florida also receives millions of visitors every year due to the location near excellent beaches found just north of the Miami area. It's popular for part time residents, as well.
With so many visitors, a large population and plenty of part time residents, the roads get rather congested. They also become dangerous for drivers because the visitors don't know the roads very well and they come with a unique style of driving.
Getting a ticket in Palm Beach Gardens isn't the end of the world, but it may have you a bit heated. Consider these statistics before you get too angry:
- Interstate 95 passes directly through Palm Beach Gardens providing the easiest route for many to access Miami.
- I-95 carries 186,000 vehicles or more every single day.
- The most deadly highway in the United States is I-95.
- Palm Beach County suffers from about 15,000 traffic crashes every single year.
- Nearly 175 fatalities result from these accidents.
- Accident stats in Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Gardens are on the rise.
Before you let yourself get too upset, it's important to remember if the authorities didn't monitor traffic, these stats would be far worse.
|Palm Beach County Crash Stats||2011||2012||Percent Change||3-Year Avg.|
|Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes||11,542||16,726||+44.91%||14,083|
|Alcohol Related Fatalities||44||44||0.00%||39|
|Alcohol Related Injuries||489||510||+4.29%||500|
Palm Beach County Traffic Ticket Info
In 2015, over 125,000 traffic tickets were issued to drivers breaking the law. A large percentage (over 70K) of the tickets were given to drivers caught speeding. Another 7,500 tickets were issues for careless driving. Only 15% of all the tickets given out were dismissed by judges. You don't have much of a chance of getting your ticket dismissed.
Avoid License Suspension in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Imagine having your license suspended, even just for 30 days. Would you have someone to give you a ride to work, around town or anywhere else you need to go? How expensive would it be to take a cab every day?
This could be your reality if you become a regular offender and receive multiple traffic tickets in a short amount of time.
- If you end up with 12 points on your license in one year, the suspension is for 30 days.
- If you end up with 18 points on your license in 1.5 years, the suspension is for 90 days.
- If you end up with 24 points on your license in 3 years, the suspension is for 365 days.
The points come with every single traffic ticket and range from 3 to 6, depending on the severity. For example, if you're caught speeding, the ticket will come with 3 or 4 points, depending on your speed. However, if you cause an accident while speeding, the ticket comes with 6 points. It’s easy to see how a few tickets could lead to a suspension.
Basic Driver Improvement Course Offered in Palm Beach Gardens
Drivers receiving a traffic infraction may be able to use the basic driver improvement course offered through online traffic school to avoid points on their license. This helps to keep insurance rates from going up, too.
You don't get out of the ticket, so you will need to pay the fine. When paying the fine, tell the clerk of the court you will enroll in traffic school. Then, enroll online in the basic driver improvement course and complete the course. You will receive a certificate of completion, which you need to turn into the clerk of the court. That's all it takes to avoid points on your license.
Eligibility for Traffic School in Florida
The State of Florida provides five opportunities for drivers to erase points from a traffic ticket. Every driver gets to take the class up to 5 times, but no more. The only other stipulation is that drivers cannot take the course more than once in any 12-month period.
If you haven't taken the course in the past 12 months or a total of 5 times already, you should be eligible to take the basic driver improvement course. You can always check your eligibility with the clerk of the court.
Palm Beach County Clerk of the Court
When you receive any traffic ticket, from any officer of the law in Palm Beach Gardens, it will be handled by the Palm Beach County Clerk of the Court. The clerk of the court takes payments, answers questions and processes your certificate of completion from traffic school. Find out any information you need about the Palm Beach County Clerk of the Court by visiting their website.