NOTICE: DO NOT take a Driving Safety Course without obtaining permission from the Court.
What will I be ordered to do if I am granted permission to take a Driving Safety Course?
A Driving Safety Course is a 6-hour course in which you will be given 90 days to complete from the date the Judge grants you permission. The course may be taken online or in person. You will also be required to obtain your Driving Record through Texas Department of Public Safety. Upon successful completion of the agreement, the offense will be DISMISSED and not reported as a conviction.
What is required at the time I request a Driving Safety Course?
- Requests must be made on or before your Court appearance date. Requests are encouraged by email, mail or drop box.
- Proof of valid Texas Driver’s License or permit. If you are on active military duty or an active duty military spouse or dependent child, you are not required to have a valid Texas Driver’s License or Permit.
- Proof of Financial Responsibility (Insurance).
- Plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) or Guilty, which waives your right to a Jury Trial.
- Payment of Fine and Costs of $144.00 (If the violation occurred in a School Zone the Fine and Costs are $169.00).
- Sworn Request/Affidavit for Driving Safety Course Driving Safety Course Request/Affidavit Form (This is a link to the Driving Safety Course Request/Affidavit Form).
Once I am granted permission by the Court, how do I find a Texas State-approved Driving Safety Course and obtain a copy of my Driving Record?
What would make me ineligible to take a Driving Safety Course?
- Speeding 25 mph or more over the limit or in excess of 95 mph.
- Passing a school bus.
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
- Serious Traffic Violation
- Offense committed in a construction zone, workers present.
- Traffic offenses committed by a person with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Completed Driving Safety Course for the dismissal of a traffic citation within the 12 months preceding the date of the current offense.
(This may not contain a complete listing.)
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