Driving Safety Course

You may be eligible to request a driving safety course and have your citation dismissed. However, you will lose that right if you do not provide written notice to the court on or before your court date of your desire to do so.  This right applies to only ONE charge in a one year period and does not pertain to non-moving violations. Do not complete a driving safety course until you have been granted permission by the court to do so. You do not have to see a Judge to request to attend a Driving Safety Course. You may appear at the cashier window during our office hours or submit the application online to make your request. You may also request permission to take a driving safety course from the judge in court on your court date.


  • 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 $144.00
    • Speeding in School Zone $169.00
    • 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


You are not eligible if:

  • You hold a commercial driver’s license or out of state 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 have 90 days to complete the driving safety course and to return to the court with an official driving safety course certificate of completion. Failure to return the required proof may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and the imposition of a fine, court costs, and warrant fees. The deadline for taking a Driving Safety Course will not be extended and failure to comply will result in a $200 fine. Completion certificates may also be submitted via court email.