Don't break the traffic laws and you won't have to worry about a ticket. The police do not go to court on overtime for traffic violations. They will set a date for all traffic appeals from the prior month and an on duty traffic officer will reside in the court for all the appeals.The FPD likes to give traffic tickets for trivial reasons. Like forgetting to use a turn signal, or having some fluffy snow on the car roof. They "work" so much overtime that they get sent to ticket people to raise money for their overtime, which creates more overtime for them, especially when people want a court hearing for the trivial tickets.
This is why the court gives you a date to appear for your appeal. You don't set the date.