Driver Safety Course

Under CCP Article 45.0511, For Traffic Violations

Eligibility

You are eligible to take a Driving Safety Course if you are charged with a moving violation and have not taken a Driving Safety Course within the past 12 months and did not commit any of the following:

  • Failure to give information and render aid after an accident resulting in injury, death, or damage to a vehicle
  • Failure to stop and remain at the scene after an accident involving damage to a vehicle
  • Offense occurring in construction zone with workers present
  • Passing a school bus
  • Speeding 25 or more miles over the posted speed limit
  • Speeding with a speed of 95 miles per hour or more

CDL Holders are not eligible.

Qualification

To qualify for a Driving Safety Course, you must complete one of the following:

Appear in Person

  • Appear on or before the answer date of your ticket
  • Have a valid Texas Driver's License or Permit; or be a member, or the spouse or dependent child of a member of a member of the United States Military forces serving on active duty (CDL holders are not eligible)
  • Pay a $10 administrative fee and court cost of $122.10 for a total of $132.10 by cash, cashier's check, or money order
  • Show proof of financial responsibility (insurance) on the vehicle operated at the time the violation occurred
  • Sign an affidavit entering a plea of no contest or guilty

Make a Request in Writing

  • Copy of Proof of financial responsibility (insurance) on the vehicle operated at the time the Violation occurred
  • Copy of the violator's valid Texas Driver's License or Permit or Active Military Identification or Affidavit of Military Status
  • The court will mail you an affidavit with instructions - (You will have 15 days to complete return the necessary documents)
  • Send by certified mail, return receipt requested, post marked on or before the answer date of your ticket - a written request (PDF) to take a Driver's Safety Course

Upon Course Completion 

The court shall defer the proceedings and allow a person 90 days to complete a Driving Safety Course. The person will be required to present a uniform certificate of course completion as written evidence that after the alleged violation the person successfully completed a Driving Safety Course approved by the Texas Education Agency and to present a certified copy of their driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety by the given 90 day due date. The citation will then be dismissed.

Juveniles

Juveniles (persons 16 or under when the offense occurred) and all provisional license holders must contact the court for instructions.

Additional Information

  • No personal checks accepted.
  • To request a certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Allow 4 to 6 weeks if sending this form in by mail.