Driving Safety Course

You may be eligible to request a driving safety course and have your citation dismissed. The request must be made in writing on or before the court date.

Qualifications

  • Have a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance)
  • Pay court cost and administrative fee and the any applicable fees:
    • Speeding and most other moving violations $109
    • Speeding in School Zone $134
  • Plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest)
  • Have not taken a driving safety course for a traffic violation within the 12 months preceding the current offense
  • Are not currently taking a driving safety course for another traffic violation
Disqualifications
You are not eligible if:
  • You hold a commercial driver’s license
  • You committed one of the following offenses:
    • Passing a school bus
    • Speeding 25 miles per hour over posted speed limit
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Reckless driving
    • Duty to give information and render aid
    • Serious traffic violations
    • An offense in a construction zone where workers are present
Deadlines & Fines
You will be allowed 90 days to complete the course and must, on or before the 90th day, present your signed completion certificate to the court. The deadline for taking a Driving Safety Course will not be extended and failure to comply will result in a $200 fine.