How do I elect to attend a driver improvement course for my citation?

This election is for moving traffic citations not requiring a mandatory court appearance (i.e. speeding in excess of 30 miles per hour). You may not elect to attend driver improvement school for any violation if you hold a commercial drivers license. Consider the following:

  • You may elect this option no more than once every 12 months and no more then 5 times within a 10 year period.
  • You may appear in person at the Traffic Division to make this election.
  • If you choose to make this election by mail, you must complete and submit the Traffic Ticket Options Form along with the payment for court cost within 30 days from the date of your citation. You may also contact the Traffic Division at 850-595-460 for the amount of court cost due.
  • You will be given 90 days to complete a Florida approved basic driver improvement course and provide the completion certificate to the Traffic Division. Your 90 days begins the day you make the election to attend the driver improvement school. You may hand deliver the completed certificate to our office, or mail it to:
    Clerk of the Circuit Court
    Attn: Traffic Division
    P.O. Box 333
    Pensacola, FL 32501
    • Failure to comply will result in a notice for a suspension of your drivers license to the Department of Motor Vehicles including assessment of additional court costs, fines, and service charges.
  • You may receive mail from private driver improvement schools or you may contact local schools listed in the phone directory under "Traffic School" or "Driving Instruction". Additional information may also be found on the website for Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

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1. How long do I have to pay my traffic citation?
2. What happens if my traffic citation is not paid timely?
3. How can I obtain my driver's license history?
4. What forms of payment do you accept?
5. Where can I pay my court fines, fees, and other costs?
6. Do you accept payments via telephone?
7. When is my next court date?
8. What if I cannot pay my traffic citation within 30 calendar days?
9. How do I elect to attend a driver improvement course for my citation?
10. What are the benefits of attending driver improvement school?
11. What happens if I do not attend the driver improvement school I elected?
12. What happens if my ticket is not paid timely?
13. Who do I contact if my citation/case has been turned over to the collection agency?
14. What is a D-6 clearance?
15. How can I seek return of a cash bond after it has been forfeited or estreated by the Court for failure of the defendant to appear in court?