If you are charged with a traffic offense, you may be eligible to take a driving safety course to dismiss the charge. If you wish to take the driver safety course, come to Municipal Court Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and speak to a court clerk. You must make the request before the appearance date on the citation.
At the time of the request, you must do the following:
- Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance);
- Present a valid Driver's license.
- Plead guilty or nolo contendre; and
- Pay court costs and an administrative fee, if required.
You will have 90 days to allow you time to complete the course. You must attend a driving safety course that has been approved by the Texas Education Agency or a motorcycle operator's course approved by the department of Public Safety.
You are eligible to request this course if you:
- Have not requested and taken a driving safety course for a traffic offense within the last 12 months;
- Are not currently taking the course for another traffic violation;
- Have not committed one of the following offenses:
(a) Failure to give Information at Accident Scene;
(b) Leaving Scene of Accident;
(c) Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer;
(d) Reckless Driving;
(e) Passing a School Bus;
(f) A serious traffic violation, which applies to commercial motor vehicle operators;
(g) An offense in a construction maintenance zone when workers are present; or
(h) Speeding 25 mph over the speed limit
If you do not take the course in the time required and/or fail to present the court with a certificate of completion, the court will notify you to return to court and explain why you failed to show proof of completion.