You may wish to take a Driver’s Safety Course to prevent DPS from Assessing points to your Driving Record.
In order to qualify for the Driver’s Safety Course, you must:
*Have a valid Texas Driver’s License (Military or Military dependants are not required to have a Texas Driver’s License to qualify)
*Liability Insurance listing you as a covered driver
*Must not have taken the course within 12 months o the date of the violation for the purpose of Dismissing a traffic citation.
*The Amount of $109.10 must be paid to the Municipal Court at the time of the request.
*You will also be required to obtain a certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety- the Court will provide you with the proper application.
Upon approval to take the DSC Class, you will have 90 days to complete the class and return the required documents to the court. Once the court receives the documents, we will notify DPS on the course completion and the citation will be dismissed and will not affect your driving record.
DSC IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR DEFENDATS WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (CDL); VIOLATIONS INVOLVING PASSING A SCHOOL BUS; VIOLATIONS THAT OCCUR IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE; OR VIOLATIONS OF 25 MILES OVER THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT.
The Court is not allowed to recommend a driving school. Please refer to the yellow pages of the telephone directory, under Driving Instruction and/or DrivingSchools and call a number listed. You need only ask if their school is an approved course for the dismissal of a traffic citation. You can take the course anywhere within the State of Texas so long as the six-hour course is Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved. You also may take the course on-line or by renting the video. You can visit TEA’s website or the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Website.(www.txdps.state.tx.us) for locations of a driving school near you or for pre-approved on-lines courses.