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

Sarasota County is located on the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida. The largest city is North Port and the county seat is Sarasota. Out of 67 Florida counties, Sarasota County stands 14th in population and 43rd in terms of land area.

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

  • Sarasota County's population of almost 359,000 is increased by a million of tourists per year; many of whom drive or rent cars once they arrive.
  • Most of Sarasota County's population lives within 15 miles of the coast. That kind of population density makes for congested roads.
  • Interstate 75 travels through Sarasota County carrying up to 90,000 vehicles per day. Based on the number of traffic fatalities per mile, I-75, within the border of Florida, is considered to be the 15th deadliest highway in the US.
  • The number of traffic incidents in all categories is on the rise in Sarasota County.

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

Sarasota County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 3,702 4,425 +19.53% 4,077
Fatalities 37 47 +27.03% 42
Injuries 2,695 3,076 +14.14% 2,935
Alcohol Related 315 342 +8.57% 348
Alcohol Related Fatalities 10 19 +90.00% 14
Alcohol Related Injuries 128 146 +14.06% 149

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