Defensive Driving Course

You may be able to require that the charge be dismissed by successfully completing a driving safety course or a motorcycle-training course. You will lose that right if, on or before your appearance date, you do not provide the court with notice of your request to take this course.

Special Exemptions & Requirements
  • Persons who are cited for violations that occurred in a construction zone when workers are present are not eligible.
  • If you were operating a motorcycle and request a Defensive Driving Course, you will be required to take a Motorcycle Operator's Training Course.
  • If you were charged with "Seat Belt Violation - No Child Safety Seat 8 Years and Younger " and request a Defensive Driving Course, you will be required to take a Specialized Driving Safety Seat Belt Course.
Qualifications
  • You must not have taken course in previous 12 months for ticket dismissal purposes.
  • You must have a valid Texas driver's license.
  • You must maintain current proof of personal liability insurance.
Disqualifications
  • If you hold a commercial driver's license
  • Speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit
  • Accident involving damage to vehicle
  • Failure to stop
  • Passing a school bus
  • Failure to give information
  • Failure to render aid
  • Any violation in a construction or maintenance zone while workers are present

Fees

Violation Fee
Speeding in a school zone
$134
All other moving violations
$109