Franklin Traffic School
Franklin County Driving
If you're a resident of Apalachicola, or Carrabelle,
have a Florida Driver's license, or you received a traffic ticket in Florida, then traffic school may be for you! By electing
traffic school you may be able to avoid points on your driver's license, and maintain your clean driving record.
If you choose to go to school, you must sign the Driver Improvement Course Affidavit Form, file it with the Clerk’s
Office and pay the reduced fine within 30 days of the date you received the ticket. Upon receipt of the affidavit and
payment, you will be granted an extra 90 days to attend a driver improvement school in the State of Florida.
Failure to attend the school or pay the fine will result in suspension of your license or late fees being assessed.
With school completion, no points are assessed against your Driver’s License. Be aware that often the reduced fine plus
the school’s fee could equal an amount greater than the original fine.
There are many Driver School Course Providers in Florida. You can find a traffic school
online, or you can enroll in a Florida DHSMV and Court approved online traffic school course with The Emilio School, Inc.
Franklin County Traffic School Benefits
1. Your insurance rates cannot go up and your policy cannot be canceled unless you are
at fault in a crash.
F.S. 626.9541(1)(o)12; 318.14(9) and(10)
2. Points may not be added to your driver's license record, adjudication of guilt is withheld,
safe driver status is maintained if applicable.
F.S. 318.14(9); s .322.27;
3. Available at home (Internet or Video/DVD) or in the Classroom
4. If you caused a crash that required someone, including yourself, to be transported to a
medical facility, the election would satisfy the statutory requirement to attend a Traffic Collision Avoidance Course.