For the third straight year there were fewer traffic tickets issued in Highlands County than the previous year. In 2009, there were just over 14,000 traffic cases filed in Highlands County. That is down nearly 1,800 from 2008 and down more than 6,000 from 2007. The last time there was an increase in traffic citations in Highlands County was in 2006.
The Florida Highway Patrol led the way in ticketing in Highlands County followed by the sheriff