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Traffic Infractions

Making a Traffic School Election in Dade County

Traffic School Guidelines and Requirements

If you received a civil traffic infraction, you have the option to elect traffic school to satisfy your citation. 

Points will not be assessed against your license. This option does not apply to tag, registration, driver license or PIP insurance, tolls, and/or red light violations issued by a camera. In addition, this option is not available to commercial driver’s license holders.

  • You are eligible to elect a 4-hour course once every 12 months, for a maximum of 5 times in a lifetime. 

  • If you are not eligible for the 4-hour course, you may request an 8-hour course only once in your lifetime. 

  • The Clerk of the Courts must receive a certificate of completion within 120 days of the date of payment or court appearance. You can mail your certificate of completion to the Clerk of the Courts, PO BOX 19321, Miami, Florida  33101-9321. 

  • If you elect to attend traffic school and do not comply within 120 days of election, you will be subject to a license suspension, point assessment and additional fees. 

  • The Florida traffic school course teaches drivers important knowledge and skills for safe driving tactics, road traffic safety, and the essential things to know about defensive driving. It is a special defensive driving course for Floridians and anyone who commits moving violations within the state.

    Florida driving school is mostly taken by people who have received traffic tickets and want to keep negative points off their driving records. However, you can also take the course to broaden your knowledge of defensive driving.

    There are several misconceptions about Florida traffic courses, probably because it is often associated with traffic tickets. The truth is – the course is worth it. It is super-beneficial to both the state and individual drivers. It can be fun, convenient, and rewarding.