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:

  1. Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance);
  2. Present a valid Driver's license.
  3. Plead guilty or nolo contendre; and 
  4. 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:

  1. Have not requested and taken a driving safety course for a traffic offense within the last 12 months;
  2. Are not currently taking the course for another traffic violation;
  3. 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.