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Driving Safety Course

You may request to take a Driving Safety Class by mail thirty days from the date your citation was issued. Your application will be forwarded to the Judge to determine eligibility for the program. You must pay the court costs and an administrative fee of $10 and submit proof of a current Texas drivers’ license and current proof of insurance. 

If eligible, once proof of drivers’ license, proof of insurance and payment have been received, you will be required to submit to the court within 90 days, proof of having taken the Driving Safety Class and a copy of your driving record. You’ll be notified by mail of the date by which you are required to submit this proof.

A copy of your Driving Record must be requested from the Texas Department of Public Safety and costs $10. An online request can be made at:

Driver Safety Course Request

Online Driver Record Request System

Or this form can be printed and mailed to the DPS: Driving Record Request (pdf)

You are not eligible to take a Driving Safety Class if:

  • You have a commercial driver’s license (CDL); or
  • You do not have a valid driver’s license; or
  • You received a ticket for not having current vehicle liability insurance and you do not provide a copy of current vehicle liability insurance; or
  • You were speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the speed limit; or
  • You were speeding 15 miles per hour or more over the speed limit in a commercial vehicle; or
  • You received your ticket as a result of Reckless Driving; or
  • You received your ticket as a result of Passing a School Bus; or
  • You received your ticket as a result of Fleeing/Eluding a Peace Officer; or
  • You received your ticket as a result of Leaving the Scene of an Accident; or
  • You received your ticket as a result of Fail to ID/ Render Aid; or
  • You have been approved for a Driving Safety Class in the State of Texas within the last 12 months
Please note that you are not eligible for a Driving Safety Class if any above apply.
You will be notified by mail if your request is denied.

If you are not eligible for Driving Safety Class you must enter your plea in person or by mail. If you enter your plea by mail you must use the back of the citation you were issued.