Driver Safety Course
Driving Safety Course
If you are charged with a traffic offense, you may be eligible to take a driving safety course to dismiss the charge filed against you. If you were operating a motorcycle, you must take a specialized motorcycle operator training course. The request to take a driver safety course must be submitted to the court within 15 calendar days of the date the offense occurred.
In order to be eligible to take a driver safety course, you must not have taken a driver safety course for a ticket in the last 12 months. You will be required to enter a plea, provide a copy of a valid Texas driver’s license and valid proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance), request a certified copy of your driving record from DPS, return your notarized DSC Affidavit and you must pay the fee of $144.00 ($169.00 if offense occurred in a school zone).
** NOTICE** Do NOT take a Driver Safety Course until your paperwork has been APPROVED by the Judge.
The following are NOT ELIGIBLE to take a Driver Safety Course:
- Held a commercial driver’s license (CDL) at the time the offense occurred
- Speeding 25 or more miles per hour over the speed limit
- Passing a School Bus
- Reckless Driving
- Flee or Attempt to Flee from a Police Officer
- Accident Involving Vehicle Damage and charged with Failure To Stop and Give Information or Render Aid
- The offense occurred in a Construction Zone with Workers Present
To receive a certified copy of your driving record from Texas Department of Public Safety, click the link below. Select record type
3A CERTIFIED which is $10.00. *If you are under the age of 18 you cannot request your driving record on line. Please print and mail the Application for Copy of Driving Record. This will take approximately 2-3 weeks to receive your driving record.
Drivers Record Request
You can check online to see the State approved Defensive Driving classes or search for a particular class. Click on the link below.
DSC Course Providers
If you fail to complete the driver safety course or submit all documentation as ordered you will be notified to appear before the Judge to show cause why you failed to comply.
For more information please call 817-598-4120.