Driving Safety

Our agency’s Traffic Section is part of the Special Operations Division and is one of the most visible parts of our agency.

Traffic Unit members enforce traffic laws in Keystone Heights area.

These deputies and supervisors oversee the enforcement of traffic related laws on our county’s roadways, respond to and investigate crashes, remove impaired drivers from our roads, conduct K9 Unit searches and much more.

These members are regularly honored for their achievements and traditionally rank high in both the annual “Chief Challenge” competition and the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Awards which single out agencies in Florida whose Traffic Units save lives through enforcement, education and innovation. These dedicated deputies strive hard to be the best in their field and continuously train both in and out of the classroom to stay current on the most innovative crash investigation techniques and enforcement methods.

Clay County traffic deputy on motorcycle patrol

Traffic Unit members often assist with traffic control and road closures during public events like parades and runs.

Safe driving is a responsibility we all have – to keep ourselves and others safe on the roads. Here are some helpful links to sites that will educate you on a variety of driving-related topics:

Speeding is the #1 driving-related law violation and often results in a traffic stop and a citation. If you need to pay a ticket, that can be done on-line through the Clay County Clerk of Court’s website.

Pay a Traffic Citation Online

Teen Driver Challenge Course

The Teen Driver Challenge (TDC) course, which is offered at no cost to students, will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.

Please note: the Teen Driver Challenge is not a supplemental or advanced driving course. It is a defensive driving program that covers various topics including: Vehicle Dynamics, Human Factors, Responsibility and Liability, Effects of Drugs and Alcohol, Night Driving and Aggressive Driving. TDC students are required to have a Florida Learner’s Permit or a valid Florida Operator’s License and have use of an automobile they usually operate during the driving exercises. Contact our agency at 904-264-6512 for more information and/or to obtain an application via our agency’s Juvenile Crime Unit staff.

Driving Safely around Pedestrians and Bicyclists

* Video content provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration