A driver's safety course is a 6-8 hour course that can be taken in a class session, via internet, or home video. If the fee of $112.00 is paid and the course is taken within the mandated time frame, the Court will not report the violation as part of your driving record once the Court receives the certificate of completion. In order to be eligible for a driver's safety course, defendants should not have completed the course within the past 12 months, not currently taking the Course, not going over 25 MPH over the post speed limit, must have a valid Texas driver's license and proof of insurance, not a Commercial driver's license.
To make a request for a driver's safety course, refer to the bottom of the citation under number one and check the second option:
- “NO CONTEST/REQUEST DRIVER'S SAFETY COURSE"
Sign your name on the signature line
Provide the Court with a copy of driver's license and proof of insurance.
Pay the $112.00 fee, or $137.00 if offense was committed in a school zone.
The Court also requires a notarized affidavit declaring you have not taken a driver’s safety course within the last 12 months. (Please go to the forms section and download form.)
Request must be made in writing on or before the appearance date on your citation in person or by mail.
You have 90 days to complete the course and turn in the certificate of completion. The certificate is the only evidence that you completed and passed the course, so it is important that you forward the certificate as soon as you receive it.
Submit to the Court by your 90 day deadline:
DO NOT TAKE A DRIVING SAFETY COURSE WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING PERMISSION FROM THE COURT.
You are NOT eligible if:
- You hold a Commercial Driver’s License
- You were charged with speeding 25 miles per hour over the speed limit or traveling at a speed greater than or equal to 95 miles per hour.
- You were charged with violating one of the following sections of the Transportation Code (TRC) of the State of Texas
If you have any questions about your citation you may contact the court via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (972)347-3020. A phone call is not considered an appearance.