Driving Safety Courses

  • If you are charged with a moving traffic offense, you may be eligible to take a driving safety course.   Do not take a driving safety course without first requesting by one of the methods below.  Make your request no later than the appearance date on your citation.  Once request is made, you will have 90 days to complete all requirements.
  • Requesting in Clerk’s office – all forms will be printed for you
  • Requesting by mail – English       Spanish.  This must be post marked no later than the appearance date on your citation.        
  • Requesting online – Click the button below. Complete the Driver’s Safety Request form and upload.  Also have your driver’s license and current proof of insurance ready to upload.  If you fail to provide complete information as requested, your plea will not be accepted.   Check your email for correspondence.  Failure to respond to the email will result in denial of your online request.  

To be eligible to take a driving safety course for citation dismissal, you must:

  • Not have taken a driving safety course for another citation dismissed within the past twelve (12) months prior to the date of your citation.  You will be required to sign a legal affidavit stating you are in compliance with this condition. 
  • Enter a plea of Guilty or No Contest.
  • Present your valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance) valid on the day of your request.  Must provide a paper copy.    
  • Pay court costs of $144  for regular zone offenses or $169 for school zone offenses occurring.  Payment can be made:
    • In person in the Clerk’s office with your personal VISA/MasterCard (card must be in your name along with photo ID), cash, money order or Cashier’s check.
    • By mail with a money order or Cashier’s check.  Do not send cash in the mail.  Personal checks are not accepted.
    • Online with VISA/MasterCard

You are NOT eligible to take a driving safety course for citation dismissal if:

  1. You hold a Commercial driver’s license.
  2. You were charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit
  3. You were driving 95 miles per hour or more
  4. You were charged with one of the following offenses:
    • Failure to give information at accident scene
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer
    • Passing a school bus 
    • Any violation while operating a commercial motor vehicle
    • An offense committed in a construction maintenance zone with workers present

Upon Satisfactory Completion

 The case will be dismissed.  The court will report the completion of the course to the Department of Public Safety.  

Find an approved course provider and ordering driving record

  • Search online for TDLR approved driving safety course providers.  Must be a 6-hour course.
  • Obtain online a certified copy of your driving record (3A) from Department of Public Safety.
  • Obtain by mail a certified copy of your driving record (3A) from Department of Public Safety.  You must allow at least 4 weeks to receive.
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