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 were comprehensive and continuing training, a hierarchy of administration, uniform procedures, and excellent public relations. The Broward County Traffic Court Program is extremely successful. It was the model training program for the State of Florida and continued to be the benchmark for procedures throughout the State. The criteria for its 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 21 Traffic Hearing Officers resolve thousands of civil infractions per month. In November of 2005 municipal parking was added to the Traffic Court Program. Broward Traffic Hearing Officers also resolve 28 municipalities' parking violation appeals. In 2011 Red Light Camera citations will be added to the division. Civil infractions are heard at all courthouse locations, with parking being heard only at Central and West satellite courthouses.
You may wish to have a “Verify ID Flag” placed on your driver record. Listed below are some ways this flag can be helpful in preventing this person from continuing to pretend to be you.
1. Law enforcement will know that someone may be using your identity. The officer should require two or more pieces of identification from the person. However, if you are stopped by law enforcement, you too will be required to produce the pieces of identification.
2. All of Florida's driver licensing agents will know that someone may be using your identity. If someone tries to get a driver license or ID card in your name, our agents will require two or more pieces of identification before being issued. Again, you too must provide two pieces of identification.
3. When a court sends information to place on your driver record, we will mail you a letter. This letter will give you 45 days to contact the court involved and prove that you were not the person involved before we add the information to your record.
If you would like this flag added to your record, please complete the “Fraud Investigation Request” form @ http://www.flhsmv.gov/72068.pdf