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Traffic Violations

Traffic School

Elect to Attend Traffic School (Withholding Points)

When selecting the traffic school option to satisfy your citation, you must certify, pursuant to Florida Statute 318.14(9), that:

  • You have not elected to attend traffic school within the preceding 12 months.
  • You have not elected to attend traffic school more than 5 times within your lifetime.
  • You do not hold a commercial drivers license.

School must be completed in the state of Florida.

Check Your Eligibility to Elect Driver School in Lieu of Points

The Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) web site now provides information to customers regarding their eligibility to elect driver school in lieu of points. To check your eligibility, click on Driver License Check under the Driver License heading in the middle of the page. You will need your driver license number.

Pay your traffic ticket onlineby mail or in person. See Fees & Costs for the correct amount. There is no reduction in fines when electing traffic school.

A list of approved traffic schools is available online from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and they are listed in the yellow pages of your local telephone directory under "driving instruction" or "traffic schools." It is your responsibility to contact the agency of your choice.

You must attend the class within 90 days from the date of election. The enrollment fee is in addition to any fine for the violation. Failure to complete traffic school within 90 days from the date of election will result in points assessed against your driving record and additional fines and late fees.

If you attend traffic school in Palm Beach County, the agency will notify the Clerk & Comptroller of your school completion. You may verify receipt of completion by contacting the Clerk & Comptroller at (561) 355-2994.

If you attend traffic school outside Palm Beach County, you must send the proof of completion to the Clerk & Comptroller at one of the Palm Beach County locations.

Information for Traffic Schools
Traffic schools can submit certificates of completion online to the ShowCase system using my Documents.