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Driving safety course

You may request to have your citation dismissed by pleading "no contest" or "guilty," paying court costs of at least $112.10 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 not have completed a driving safety course to dismiss a citation within the last 12 months 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)
  • A speeding violation must not exceed the posted speed limit by more than 24 MPH
  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license or military ID (that is not classified as a commercial drivers license CDL)
  • Must present current personal proof of liability insurance in your name or listing your name as a covered driver
  • Violation did not occur in a construction zone with workers present
  • Violation did not occur while passing a school bus

      If you do not meet these qualifications, please come see the Judge to see what other options may be available to you.

If you do meet the above requirements you may request to take a driving safety course before the answer period listed on your citation.

 

 

PLEA OF GUILTY AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

   I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

              When the Judge grants my request for Driver's Safety Course Online, I understand and agree that per the provisions of Article 27.14(c) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure that I will be entering a plea of GUILTY and WAIVING MY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. I further understand and agree that in the event that I fail to comply with the terms of my Driver's Safety Course Agreement that my probation will be revoked and a conviction will be reported on my driving record with the Department of Public Safety.

 

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You should not take the course or request your driving record until you have received approval from the Municipal Court.

 

Don't Stop - Read Below on how to request your Driving Record or on finding a DSC Class

Get your driving record at texasonline.com or through the mail with the DR-1 formPDF Icon mailed to the Texas Department of Public Safety Office.

Visit the TEA website for a list of state-approved safety courses.

For more information, call the Court Office at 972-230-9674.