Driving Safety Course Information



*** DO NOT TAKE THE DRIVING SAFETY COURSE
UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM THE COURT ***

PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT BEFORE TAKING THE DRIVING SAFETY COURSE.

You may be eligible to take a Driving Safety Course if you are charged with a moving violation other than speeding 25 miles over the posted speed limit, have not taken a Driving Safety Course within the past 12 months and did not commit any of the following offenses below.


Texas Transportation Code
Subchapter B 543.101 - 543.116

If you were charged with the following offenses you DO NOT qualify for dismissal of your offense by means of a Driving Safety Course.

  • Sec. 545.066 passing a school bus
  • Sec. 545.421 fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
  • Sec. 550.022 accident involving damage to vehicle
  • Sec. 550.023 duty to give information and render aid
  • Sec. 522.003 serious traffic violation which concerns a commercial motor vehicle

 CDL HOLDERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE

     

Instructions to Request Driving Safety Course

To qualify for a Driving Safety Course you must present to the Court in person an oral or written request to take the Driving Safety Course; or mail a written request to take the Driving Safety Course by certified mail, return receipt requested, post marked on or before the plea due date on the notice to appear.

You will need to contact the court to find out the amount of court costs that will be due at the time of your request. The payment may be made by Cashier’s Check or Money Order. We accept cash if paying in person.

Upon the Court’s receipt of the request and the payment of the court costs, you will receive the affidavit and instructions. The Court shall defer the proceedings and allow a person 90 days to complete a Driving Safety Course. The person will be required to present a uniform certificate of course completion as written evidence that after the alleged violation the person successfully completed a Driving Safety Course approved by the Texas Education Agency and to present a certified copy of their driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety by the given 90 day due date.

     

No personal checks accepted

When making your request you will need to:

1. Enter a plea of either no contest or guilty along with a written request to take a Driving Safety Course.

2. You must provide a copy of your Driver’s License. You must have a valid Texas Driver’s license.

3. You must provide proof of financial responsibility. Your name must appear on the insurance card or policy and must be in effect at the time you make your request.

4. Include the court costs by money order or cashier’s check.