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If you have received a traffic ticket in St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie County Roadway Safety

St. Lucie County is located on the SE coast of Florida. The largest city is Port St. Lucie and the county seat is Fort Pierce. Out of 67 Florida counties, St. Lucie County stands 21st in population and 47th in terms of land area.

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

  • Florida hosts almost 90 million tourists per year with many of them traveling to the Treasure Cost area.
  • Most of St. Lucie County's population of 278,000 lives within 15 miles of the coast. With both residents and tourist crowded into such a narrow space, the roads can become very congested.
  • Interstate-95 runs through St. Lucie County carrying up to 57,000 vehicles per day. Based on the number of fatalities per mile, I-95, within the border of Florida is considered the deadliest highway in the US.
  • The number of traffic incidents in almost every category is on the rise in St. Lucie County.

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

St. Lucie County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 2,163 2,563 +18.49% 2,345
Fatalities 22 27 +22.73% 26
Injuries 2,007 2,025 +0.90% 1,975
Alcohol Related 204 200 -1.96% 195
Alcohol Related Fatalities 8 10 +25.00% 7
Alcohol Related Injuries 94 87 -7.45% 85

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