Driver's Safety Course

Driver's Safety Course / Motorcycle Operator Training Course to Satisfy One Violation

  • You have a valid Texas driver's license.
  • You have current proof of Texas liability insurance.
  • You have not taken a defensive driving class within the last twelve months preceding the offense. (The 12 month period begins with completion of the course, and ends on the date of the current citation.)
  • You are not currently taking the course for another traffic violation.
  • You request a driving safety course on or before your appearance date.

You Are Not Eligible for Driver's Safety Course If

  • You were charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit.
  • You are charged with a violation in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present.
  • You hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or held one at the time you were cited for the offense.
  • You were charged with passing a stopped school bus.
  • You were charged with leaving a scene of an accident.

How to Submit Your Driver's Safety Course Request

  • Submit the online application, attach a copy of insurance card court before your appearance date. Your request must be submitted no later than your appearance date. Late submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Contact the court to pay $144 (if your offense occurred in a school zone you must add an additional $25).
  • Once approved by the court, you will submit a driving safety course certificate and driver record to the court to dismiss the charge within 90 days.

Request your type 3 A driver record on the Texas Department of Public Safety website.