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

Sumter County is located in north-central Florida between Ocala and Orlando. The largest city is Port Sumter and the county seat is Fort Pierce. Out of 67 Florida counties, Sumter County stands 34th in population and 56th in terms of land area.

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

  • Florida hosts almost 90 million tourists per year with many of them traveling through Sumter County.
  • Interstate-75 runs through Sumter County carrying up to 59,000 vehicles per day. Based on the number of fatalities per mile, I-75, within Florida's border is considered the 15th deadliest highway in the US.
  • Most of Sumter County is rural with mostly two lane country roads. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that two-lane country roads are the most dangerous highways in America.
  • According to NHTSA, only 19% of the US population lives in rural areas but rural traffic fatalities accounted for 55% of the total fatalities in 2011
  • The number of traffic incidents has decreased overall in Sumter County but more work still needs to be done.

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

Sumter County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 716 579 -19.13% 692
Fatalities 16 19 +18.75% 19
Injuries 679 443 -34.76% 638
Alcohol Related 47 44 -6.38% 50
Alcohol Related Fatalities 6 4 -33.33% 5
Alcohol Related Injuries 23 21 -8.70% 27

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