Polk Traffic School
Polk County Driving School
If you're a resident of Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland, Lake Wales, or Winter Haven, 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.
In order to elect traffic school you must go to the Clerk's
Office or, if you reside outside of Polk County, contact your local Clerk's Office and you may make your election to attend
a defensive driving course by mail. Read the Affidavit carefully. Within thirty (30) calendar days of the date your ticket
was issued, complete the affidavit, have your signature notarized and return the affidavit to the Clerk's Office in the envelope
provided. Be sure to include a check or money order for the civil penalty and allow sufficient mail time to ensure your affidavit
is received in the Clerk's Office with the thirty (30) calendared days required.
After you have completed and paid the costs for the election, contact an approved school to arrange a schedule
for the course (you may find a listing a driver improvement courses in your local yellow pages). You must enroll, attend and
complete the defensive driving course within ninety (90) calendar days from the date you elected to attend. You will need
to be prepared to pay for the course at the time of enrollment.
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.
Polk 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.