Florida Traffic Ticket

In 2017 Florida Law Enforcement issued almost 3 million traffic tickets. Violations range from Speeding and Careless Driving to Seatbelt Violations and No Proof of Insurance. Regardless of the traffic ticket you receive you must respond by either paying your fine or selecting another available option. Select one of the options below to deal with a speeding ticket, understand the points you will receive for a traffic ticket, or determine if you want to fight a ticket. In Most cases Florida gives you the option of taking a traffic school course to avoid points for tickets.


Non Criminal Moving Violations

Seat Belt Law

The Florida Seat Belt Law became a primary offense in 2009, which means a driver will be charged with a seat belt violation if any passenger that is required to be buckled up is not. The seat belt law requires that all front seat passengers and all passengers under 18 years old wear their seat belts.

Texting - Distracted Driving Traffic Tickets

Texting is one of the most dangerous forms of driver distractions and in 2017 there were 1,614 traffic tickets issued in Florida for Distracted Driving - specifically texting. The number of tickets issued in Florida for Texting is rising every year. Another common type of traffic ticket issued for Distracted Driving is for wearing a headset while driving, which is illegal

Here are the top Non Criminal Moving Violations issued in Florida in 2017. Speeding is always the most common traffic ticket issued and that trend continues by a long shot.

  • Speeding Tickets - 678,599
  • Red Light Violation (Red Light Cameras) - 306,999
  • Careless Driving - 202,124
  • Violation of Traffic Control Device - 110,492
  • Running a Stop Sign - 75,943
  • Failure to Yield - 74,204
  • Improper Lane Change - 56,804

Note: Violation of a Traffic Control Device can mean: Running a Red light or Stop Sign, Making an Illegal U-turn, Ignoring Flashing Lights, Failing to Yield at a Yield Sign, and other violations where the driver did not follow what a sign, traffic light, or signal indicated they should do.

Criminal Moving Violations

Here are the top Non Criminal Moving Violations issued in Florida in 2017. Speeding is always the most common traffic ticket issued and that trend continues by a long shot.

  • Driving with Suspended or Revoked License - 140,989
  • Driving with Expired License - 80,474
  • DUI - 43,899
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident - 15,695
  • Reckless Driving - 5,605
  • Fleeing - 4,955

For most of the Non Criminal Moving Violations drivers have the option of a traffic school course