Driving Safety Course

If you have received a moving violation, you may be eligible to complete a Texas Driving Safety Course and have your violation dismissed. The request must be made on or before your court appearance date, or you may lose the right to take the course.

Driving Safety Course Requirements: 

  • You must have a valid Texas Driver’s License, unless on active military duty. Commercial License holders are not eligible to take a Texas Driving Safety Course for dismissal. 
  • Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance). 
  • Enter a plea of nolo contendere (no contest), or guilty. 
  • Sign an affidavit before a notary, which states that you are not currently taking a Texas Driving Safety Course, and have not taken a course within the past twelve months. (Notary service is available through the Court office at no cost.) 
  • Pay court costs and a non-refundable administrative fee. 
  • If you are a Juvenile (under the age of 17), you must appear in court with a parent or guardian on the appearance date and time on your citation to request the Driving Safety Course option. 


You are NOT eligible to take a Driving Safety Course if you were cited for the following:

  • Speeding 25 mph or more above the posted speed limit 
  • Passing a school bus 
  • An offense in a construction zone with workers present 
  • Failure to give information at accident scene 
  • Leaving the scene of an accident 

The Texas Driving Safety Course request form is located at the bottom of your citation and is also available through the Court office. The original notarized request form is due by the court appearance date on your citation. You must also provide copies of your Insurance and Texas Driver’s License, along with payment for the Driving Safety fee amount shown on the request form. Your case will be deferred for 90 days to allow you time to take the course and receive the certificates from the course (No requests for time extensions will be granted). You will then need to present the signed Court Copy of your Texas Driving Safety Certificate to the court, along with a certified copy of your driving record (Type 3A) for a dismissal. Failure to comply with any part of the Texas Driving Safety Course order may result in a conviction on your driving record and a warrant issued for your arrest.