You may be able to require that a charge under Subtitle C, Title 7 of the Transportation Code (Rules of the Road/Traffic violations) be dismissed by successfully completing a driving safety course or a motorcycle operator training course. You will lose that right if, on or before your appearance date, you do not provide the court with written notice of your request to take the course.
The request to take a driving safety course must be made by the 10th calender day of the date of your citation. If you fail to make your request timely, you will then become ineligible for dismissal of your citation by taking a driving safety course. Your request must be made in writing, either in person or by mail.
Payment of the State costs and administrative fees, a copy of your valid Texas Driver's License and Insurance must be submitted with your request.
Certain offenses and CDL (Commercial Driver's License) holders are not eligible for this option.
To qualify you must meet all of the following terms:
You must provide the court with the following within 10 calender days from the date of your citation:
After your request has been accepted you will be given 90 days to complete and turn in the following:
After successful completion of the Driving Safety Course, the court will dismiss your case and report to the Texas Department of Public Safety for inclusion on your driving record.
If you fail to provide the court with the required documents during your 90 days, you will be summoned to court to "show cause" as to why you failed to turn in all documents to the court in a timely manner. If you do not appear for the hearing, the violation for which you signed up on the Driving Course will be reported to the State of Texas as a conviction on your driving record and it may result in additional fees and a warrant issued.