In 2017, Broward County was the second most populated county in Florida with a population of 1,935,878. This makes it the 17th most populous county in the country and it’s expected to be home to 2.1 million people by 2022. Located between Miami Dade and Palm Beach Counties, it has 1,205 square miles along the Atlantic Ocean, 30 cities with names Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Plantation, Davie and Hollywood. Last year, it welcomed 12.8 million visitors.
It is well known there is a lot of traffic in South Florida and many counties like Broward have a large volume of drivers on the road every year. In 2017, a staggering 255,783 traffic tickets were written by law enforcement. This means that 1 in 7 of those drivers on the road got a traffic citation. Out of those traffic violations, 26,236 were criminal offenses and 161,598 were non-criminal like speeding, careless driving and red light camera.
The most common reason Broward County cops issued a traffic tickets in 2017 was due to speed, nearly 74,557 speeding tickets were issued which is more than any other county in Florida that year. Also last year, Broward County wrote the 3rd most DUI tickets and around 12,779 Red Camera violations. You can always consult and experienced traffic ticket attorney to help with any of these charges. Click here to learn more.