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

Pasco County is located on the west-central Gulf Coast of Florida just north of the Tampa Bay area. The largest city is New Port Richey and the county seat is Dade City. Out of 67 Florida counties, Pasco County stands 12th in population and 31st in terms of land area.

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

  • While the county is mostly rural, portions of Pasco County are considered to be part of the Metro Tampa Bay area.
  • Most of the half-million residents of Pasco County live within 15 miles of the coast. That kind of population density makes for congested driving conditions and frustrated drivers.
  • The warm weather and beaches attract large numbers of tourists which add to the congested roads.
  • Interstate 75 runs through Pasco County. Based on the number of fatalities per mile, the portion of I-75 within Florida's border is considered to be the 15th deadliest highway in the US.
  • The number of traffic incidents in all categories is on the rise in Pasco County.

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

Pasco County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 5,610 6,001 +6.97% 5,847
Fatalities 64 74 +15.63% 71
Injuries 5,674 5,888 +3.77% 5,954
Alcohol Related 406 428 +5.42% 422
Alcohol Related Fatalities 17 20 +17.65% 21
Alcohol Related Injuries 230 266 +15.65% 235

Pasco County Clerk of the Court:

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