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
  • Commercial driver’s license holders are not eligible.

Qualification

You must submit a completed Driver’s Safety Course application, copies of your driver’s license and proof of insurance and payment for court costs, in person or submit by mail on or before your appear by date.  To qualify for a Driving Safety Course, you must complete the following:

  • Requested on or before the appear by date of your ticket
  • Submit a copy of your valid Texas Driver's License or Permit; or be a member, or the spouse of, dependent child of a member of a member of the United States Military forces serving on active duty (CDL holders are not eligible)
  • Provide proof of personal financial responsibility (automobile liability insurance)
  • 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.  No personal checks accepted.
  • Provide a Certified copy (Section 3A) of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may obtain your driving record at https://texas.gov 
  • Sign an affidavit entering a plea of no contest or guilty

Upon Course Completion 

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.