Traffic Court Law and Legal Definition

Traffic court is a judicial institution that handles traffic ticket cases. They are also known as traffic ticket courts because they mainly handle traffic ticket matters. Traffic courts may be housed in the same facility as the regular courts, or in an entirely separate facility. Generally, it may be a certain day or courtroom where a judge handles traffic cases only. Separate traffic courts are generally found in big cities. Traffic courts mainly handle scheduled offenses for which the penalties are set by state code.