Driving Safety Course

Sign Up for Defensive Driving (Moving Violations Only)

Prior to the ticket due date (appearance date) you must request to take defensive driving. If you were:
  • Operating a motorcycle, you must take a motorcycle operator’s training course. 
  • Charged with transporting a child not in a safety belt or child passenger safety seat system, you must take a driving safety course that has four hours of instruction about seat belts and child passenger safety seat systems. 

Course Eligibility

Individuals eligible to take defensive driving:  
  • Have not taken a driving safety course or motorcycle operator course for a traffic offense within the last 12 months.
  • Are not currently taking a driving safety course for another traffic violation. 
  • Do not have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Did not receive a citation for any of the following offenses:
    • Failure to Give Information at an Accident Scene
    • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
    • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
    • Reckless Driving
    • Passing a School Bus
    • A serious traffic violation, which applies to commercial motor vehicle operators.
    • An offense in a construction zone when workers are present.
    • Speeding in excess of 24 mph over the posted limit.
Your request may be made in person or by mail, at the time of the request you will:
  • Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance) that was valid the day the citation was issued. 
  • Present a valid Texas Driver’s License. 
  • Enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest). 
  • Pay the court costs and administrative fee of:
    • $143.90 for moving violations that did not occur in a school zone. 
    • $168.90 for moving violations that did occur in a school zone. 
  • Complete the Driver Safety Course (DSC) Affidavit.

More Information

For more information, contact the Municipal Court at (972) 317-3660.