Orange County Clerk of the Court - Traffic Fine/Ticket Payment Information
The agency’s Traffic Enforcement Section is tasked with enforcing the state’s Uniform Traffic laws on the streets of unincorporated Orange County. As you would expect… this is a very, very busy unit. While Harley Davidson Motorcycles are the vehicles of choice for deputies assigned to the squad and are what most citizens associate with the Traffic Unit, members of the section, especially deputies assigned to the Evening Traffic Enforcement/DUI Squad regularly, patrol in marked and unmarked patrol cars.
The Traffic Unit regularly conducts traffic enforcement details on county roadways with an inordinate number of traffic accidents or responds to citizen’s complaints on speeders in their neighborhoods. Deputies assigned to the Traffic Unit area also called upon to work school zones and assist with dangerous school crossings when no crossing guard is available. And they regularly conduct special holiday traffic safety and DUI details throughout the year. Their primary mission is to keep the county’s highways as safe as possible.
In addition to their traffic enforcement duties members of the section also provide security escorts for visiting dignitaries, conduct funeral escorts, and participate in community relations and educational events.
During 2011 the agency's Traffic Enforcement Squad issued 42,877 Uniform Traffic Citations representing 46 percent of the 92,083 citations issued by the entire agency.
Over 3,665 man-hours were worked to handle the 1,115traffic complaints during 2011 while another 1,492 man-hours were committed to school zone traffic enforcement activities. In addition members of the squad worked patrols in designated areas in support of the agency wide violent crime initiatives.
OCSO Top 20 Traffic Citation Offenses for 2011
17,237 CO ROADS-EXCEED POSTED 20-25 MPH LIMIT
7,387 PROOF OF INSURANCE REQUIRED
7,259 SEATBELT: DRIVER NOT BELTED
5,556 SPEED-POSTED STATE ROAD OR INTERSECTION
4,549 FAIL TO CARRY/EXHIBIT REGISTRATION
3,52 DRIVING WHILE LIC SUSP W/O KNOWLEDGE
3,108 EXPIRED TAG: < 6 MONTHS
2,733 DRIVING WHILE LIC SUSP W/ KNOWLEDGE
2,513 RAN STOP SIGN
2,357 FAIL TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
2,102 FAILURE TO EXHIBIT ON DEMAND
1,760 SIDE WINDOW-RESTRICTION-SUN SCREEN
1,550 CITY/CO ROADS-EXCEED POSTED 30+ MPH LIMIT
1,310 UNSAFE OR IMPROPER EQUIPMENT
1,272 DRIVING W/O VALID/NO DRIVERS LICENCE
1,090 SEATBELT: FRONT SEAT PASS 16 OR > NOT BELT
1,069 CITY ROADS-EXCEED POSTED 20-25 MPH LIMIT
980 SPEED - SCHOOL ZONE UNLAWFUL SPEED
786 FAIL TO STOP AT STEADY RED SIGNAL
713 FAIL TO CHANGE NAME/ADDR WITHIN 10 DAYS