Hillsborough County Traffic Ticket Report Card 2004
Hillsborough County Traffic Tickets
Hillsborough County issued 271,627 traffic tickets for criminal and civil traffic infractions in 2004. Speeding tickets were the leading traffic ticket with over 54,000 tickes issued. Another common traffic ticket in Hillsborough county was running a red light with 23,308. And there were 6,863 DUI violations. The majority of the traffic violations were in the City of Tampa
The Florida Drivers Association has just completed their analysis of the 2004 citation statistics prepared by the Florida Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles, Division of Drivers Licenses, Bureau of Records.
The three main law enforcement agencies that issue tickets in Hillsborough County are the Tampa Police department, Hillsborough Sheriff Officers, and Florida Highway Patrol. The Tampa Police (and other city police agencies) wrote over 134,000 (or 49%)of the speeding tickets and other violoations in Hillsborough County.
68 Percent Skip Traffic School
Approximately 68 percent of those eligible to attend traffic school did not. These Florida drivers would benefit by avoiding points on their drivers license and keep their safe driver status if applicable. In addition, according to Florida Statute 318.14, auto insurance companies cannot increase your rate when traffic school is completed.
Traffic tickets summary written in Hillsborough County for 2004:
Total Violations Issued: 278,430
- Speeding: 54,027
- Careless Driving: 12,074
- Failure to Yield of Right of Way: 9,198
- Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License: 14,776
- DUI (driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs): 6,683
- Seat Belt Violations: 10,998
Florida DMV Point System
Once a Florida driver receives 12 points in 12 months, their drivers license will be suspended.
About Florida Drivers Association
The Florida Drivers Association provides online driver education courses that have been taken by more than 2 million Florida drivers. Drivers who have taken these courses have shown significant reductions in traffic collisions, alcohol-related and fatal crashes. The courses are approved by the Florida DMV for all 67 counties in Florida. More information can be found on www.123driving.com