TIKD app helps lower Florida drivers' tickets

Posted at 4:14 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 09:05:37-04

It's a feeling no one likes; the blue and red lights behind you and you're getting pulled over.

So, not only are you most likely going to get a ticket but you are also going to pay hundreds of dollars you probably can't spare and get points on your license. 

But, there may be help for you. 

A Florida-designed app called TIKD is now available in 21 Florida counties.  

WFTS-TV spoke to the founder and CEO, who says it all started when he got pulled over in Miami. 

"Nationwide, about 95 percent of people just pay, despite the costs, despite you're entering a plea of guilty, and despite the fact that it makes your insurance go up on average of $1,000 over the next three years. 95 percent of people just pay their tickets," says Chris Riley, Founder and CEO of TIKD.

Here's how it works:

  • You submit your ticket by taking a photo on 
  • They'll ask you to pay about 20 percent less than the cost of your ticket. 
  • TIKD will also take care of hiring lawyers to appear in court on your behalf so you don't have to do anything else. 
  • The company guarantees you won't get any points on your license but, if you do they will pay your fine and refund your money. Learn more here. 

Here are the Florida counties that TIKD currently services:

  • Miami-Dade
  • Broward
  • Charlotte
  • Citrus
  • Collier
  • Duval
  • Flagler
  • Hernando
  • Hillsborough
  • Lake
  • Lee
  • Manatee
  • Marion
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Seminole
  • Volusia