Monroe Traffic School
Monroe County Driving School
If you're a resident of Islamorada, Key Largo, Key
West, Marathon, or North Key Largo Beach, 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.
You may elect defensive driving school on
any non-mandatory case that has points assessed. These are typically your moving violations such as, speeding, running a red
light, fail to maintain a single lane, child restraint.
If you elect the
defensive driving school option, adjudication is withheld, the base fine is reduced by 18%, and D.H.S.M.V. will not assess
points against your driving record.
To elect this option, you must fill
out this Traffic School Affidavit and pay the reduced fine amount within 30 calendar days of the date the officer issued the citation.
You must attend a defensive driving course in the State of Florida. Courses offered in other states are not acceptable.
Once you have completed the school, you must return the school completion certificate to the Clerk's office within 90 days
from the date you paid the school election fine.
you elect traffic school you cannot change your mind, and decide to just pay the civil fine without doing the traffic
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.
Monroe 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)
Points may not be added to your driver's license record, adjudication of guilt is withheld, safe driver status is maintained
F.S. 318.14(9); s .322.27; 318.18(3)
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.