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Washington County Traffic Tickets & Clerk of the Court Process

If you've received a traffic violation in Washington County, Florida, you must take specific steps before the deadline to stay out of court and keep points off your license.

Speeding, running a red light and many other first-time civil infractions can be dealt with outside of court, which will save you time, money and keep points off your Florida license.

Review the information found on the back of your ticket to find out if your infraction qualifies and choose one of the options below before your assigned deadline.

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Newest Traffic Ticket Statistics for Washington County, Florida

There were 2,279 traffic tickets given out by law enforcement in Washington County. Out of those tickets 1,728 were for speeding with another 187 for careless driving. Only 2% of the total number of tickets were dismissed. Only 95 drivers in Washington County chose the traffic school option to keep points off their license.

Attending Traffic School - also called the Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) Course - Helps Keep Points off Your Florida License

Once you've pled guilty or no contest to your Washington County traffic ticket, you'll be able to find out if you qualify for traffic school. IF you're eligible, you can enroll and keep points off your license, along with keeping your insurance rates from going up, according to Florida statutes. You do need to return the certificate of completion to the Washington County Clerk's office after successfully completing the course.

Are you able to Attend Traffic School in Washington County?

You can take the BDI course up to five times in your lifetime and once every 12 months in Florida. Don't be one of the many drivers missing the opportunity to remove points from your license with online traffic school. Tell the Clerk of the Court you want to use the traffic school option before it's too late.

Washington County Traffic School Online - What's the importance?

The county seat of Washington County is Chipley and the county is a dry county. Chipley is home to the Falling Waters State Park and the South Third Street Historic District. Both are popular attractions found within the area.

Washington County has a population of 24,687 and covers about 616 square miles of space. Along with Chipley, the county is home to the city of Vernon, three towns and 10 unincorporated communities. It's found close to Bay County, Jackson County, Walton County and Holmes County.

Before you get too upset about your recent traffic ticket in Washington County, consider these stats:

  • Interstate 10 runs through portions of the county.
  • I-10 is known as the 7th deadliest highway in all of the United States, based on fatalities per mile.
  • Many other major roadways run through the county including SR-79 and SR-77.
  • Thousands of visitors to Florida use I-10 as a way to get to attractions in the Panhandle every year.
  • Accidents throughout the area are on the rise.

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.

Without law enforcement patrolling the streets and traffic school for offending drivers, could you imagine how bad the roads would be?

Washington County Crash Stats20162015Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 322 349 +8.39% 311
Fatalities 5 5 0.00% 4
Injuries 199 225 +13.07% 199

Washington County Clerk of Court

The Washington County Clerk of the Court will take care of all fees and fines you need to pay to the county. You will also need to work with the clerk's office for anything related to public records. The clerk of the court does offer some online services, but many services will need to be handled in person, at their physical location. Whether you need to go to the office or handle it online, if it relates to paying the county or public records, you’ll need the clerk of courts.

When you receive a traffic ticket from law enforcement, you will deal with the Washington County Clerk of Court. Make sure you pay your ticket with the Clerk's office and you let them know you will be completing online traffic school. You can find out more information about the Washington County Clerk of Court on their website here.

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