Broward County Traffic Court Program
PATIENCE, PERCEPTION & PERSISTENCE
The Broward County Traffic Court Program was established in 1989. Its purpose is to efficiently manage all civil infraction cases by assisting the County Court Judges with the ever increasing caseload. The essential elements of the program are comprehensive and continuing training, a hierarchy of administration, uniform procedures, and excellent public relations. The Broward County Traffic Court Program is extremely successful. It is the model training program for the State of Florida and continues to be the benchmark for procedures throughout the State. The criteria for success is efficiency in the disposition of cases, reduction of costs, activism in public safety, public education and maintenance of “user friendly” methods that promote the entire judicial system in a fair and positive light.
Broward County’s 23 Traffic Hearing Officers resolve in excess of 20,000 civil infractions per month. Civil infractions are heard at the Central Court House on Wednesdays and Thursdays; at the North Court House on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; at The South Court House on Mondays, Tuesdays. Wednesdays and Fridays; and at the West Court House on Monday through Friday. Parking cases are heard at the West Court House every other Wednesday. Currently Red Light Camera Cases are heard weekly at the North and South Court Houses. SunPass violations are heard at the West Court House on the first Wednesday of the month.The newest addition to the Broward County Traffic Program is the Teen Court Program where first offenders 17 and under are given an opportunity to resolve their case without it appearing on their driving record.