Driving Safety Course

Driving Safety Course

How to Request a Driving Safety Course

**** Do Not Take the Course Until You Have Obtained Permission From the Court. ****

You may be eligible to attend a Driving Safety Course or a Motorcycle Safety Course (if you were operating a motorcycle at the time of the citation) for dismissal of your citation. 

You can only take a Driving Safety Course for ONE violation every 12 months.

You are eligible for a Driving Safety Course if:

  1. You do not possess a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License).
  2. You have not completed a Driving Safety Course for citation dismissal in the previous 12 months (calculated from date of previous completion to the violation date of your current citation).
  3. You have a valid Texas Driver’s License or permit or are currently in the military.
  4. You have valid proof of insurance showing you as a covered driver (must be listed).
  5. Your violation was not in a construction/work zone with workers present.
  6. Your citation was for a moving violation.
  7. If cited for speeding, your actual speed must be less than 25 mph (24 and under) over the speed limit.
  8. If you were cited for transporting a child not in a safety seat or child passenger safety seat system you must take a driving safety course that has four hours of instruction about seat belts and child passenger safety seat systems.

If you are eligible, you may sign up for a Driving Safety Course by sending the following 5 items to the Court, apply online, or appearing at the Court on or before your appearance date: 

  1. Required fees – $144.00 for Non-School Zone Violations or $169.00 if you were in a School Zone. 
  2. A copy of your valid Texas Driver’s License; and
  3. A copy of your valid Texas Liability Insurance showing you as a covered driver (must be listed); and
  4.  The Driving Safety Course Request Form signed; and
  5. A copy of your citation.

**** Do Not Take the Course Until You Have Obtained Permission From the Court. ****