Driving Safety Course
You may request to have your citation dismissed by pleading "no contest" or "guilty", paying court costs of $129.10 or $152.10 for offenses committed in a school zone, and completing a driving safety course approved by the Texas Education Agency. (TEA)
To be eligible for driving safety, the following requirements must be met:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License or military ID (that is not classified as a commercial drivers license CDL)
Not have completed a driver safety course to dismiss a citation within the last 12 months prior or be in the process of taking the course for another traffic violation.
You must not be the holder of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Violation did not occur in a construction zone with workers present.
A speeding violation must not exceed the posted speed limit by more than 24 MPH over the posted speed limit.
Must be at least 17 years old.
Must present current personal proof of liability insurance in your name or listing your name as a covered driver.
Violation did not occur while passing a school bus.
Requirements to Request Course:
A request to take the course MUST be made to the court by the 10 day date on your citation or at your scheduled court appearance. Court costs and administrative fee must be paid at the time of the request.
You should not take the course or request your driving record until you have received approval from the Municipal Court.
IF MAILING IN YOUR REQUEST:
Payments for request of DSC cannot be made online. Applicable fees MUST be paid at the time of the request.
Mail payment and required documents to:
NEW: You may now click the "Request to take a Driver's Safety Course" button below. Note that making your request in this manner will NOT be in real-time and will require you to follow instructions given through the email address that you will provide.
Failure to comply:
You will be scheduled on a "show cause" docket and you will be required to appear in Court to discuss your case with the Judge. If you do not appear at the hearing, a final judgment will be entered and a capias warrant for your arrest may be issued. A guilty conviction will be reported to the Department of Public Safety and the violation will appear on your driving record and or criminal record and may result in an assessment on your driver's license of a surcharge under the Driver Responsibility Program.