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

Pinellas County is located on the west-central Gulf Coast of Florida on Tampa Bay. The largest city is St. Petersburg and the county seat is Clearwater. Out of 67 Florida counties, Pinellas County stands 6th in population and 60th in terms of land area.

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

  • Just under a million people live in Pinellas County, one of the smallest counties in Florida. That kind of population density makes for congested driving conditions and frustrated drivers.
  • The warm weather and 35 miles of beaches attract large numbers of tourists which add to the congested roads.
  • The number of traffic incidents in almost all categories is on the rise in Pinellas County.

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

Pinellas County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 10,878 13,601 +25.03% 12,721
Fatalities 112 99 -11.61% 102
Injuries 8,826 9,146 +3.63% 9,174
Alcohol Related 1,114 1,113 -0.09% 1,137
Alcohol Related Fatalities 47 48 +2.13% 45
Alcohol Related Injuries 474 475 +0.21% 485

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