I haven't had a good year when it comes to speeding tickets. I got my first ticket almost a year ago. I did the 4 hour class for it and its not on my record. Two months ago, I got another ticket. It was for speeding, but the officer wrote it up as failure to obey a posted sign which was a little cheaper ticket and I am getting ready to take the class for this one. Well, last friday I got another damn ticket. What I'm trying to find out is if I just pay for this ticket and not do the class, will this be the only ticket that will show on my driving record, or will all 3 show because it hasn't been a year between tickets? I was told by a friend once you do the class, it will never show, but I do remember in Louisiana, you could pay your first ticket and not have it show, but if you got a 2nd within a year, they both showed up on your record, so I'm not sure if this rule also applies to Florida. Also, the first 2 tickets were in my County, but the 3rd one is a neighboring county (Pinellas) and you send the ticket and payment to a different County. I am pointing this out because supposedly, you can only do classes every 6 months, but does this pertain to the state or per County? I don't mind doing the classes for all the tickets if I am allowed, just as long as they don't show to my insurance. I drive around 30K miles a year for work so I am always on the road and need to keep the tickets showing on my record to a minimum! My other alternative is to go to court and hope the cop doesn't show. I've heard this happens often, but to me that is all hearsey, so I don't know if I can trust/risk that. If anyone knows the rules in Florida, or better yet, is a cop in Florida and knows the best thing to do, let me know so I can figure out what to do.