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Municipal Court

Driving Safety Course

 

A defendant may be able to dismiss their moving violation by successfully

completing a driving safety course. The defendant must make a request to the

court in person on or before the court date and meet the following requirements:

 

  • Defendant must enter a plea of guilty or no contest
  • Defendant must have a valid Texas non-commercial driver’s license
  • Defendant must have proof of financial responsibility in their name
  • Defendant must have not taken a driving safety course within twelve
  • months of the offense date
  • Defendant must pay all applicable court costs on the request date
  • ($109.10 for violations not in a school zone and $134.10 for violations in a school zone)

 

A defendant may not take a driving safety course for the following violations:

 

  • Speeding violations for 25 miles or more over the posted speed limit
  • Accidents involving damage to a vehicle
  • Violations that occurred in a construction and maintenance work zone
  • Overtaking and passing a school bus
  • Duty to give information and render aid

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