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Defensive Driving

DRIVING SAFETY EDUCATION COURSE

If you were charged with a moving violation, not exceeding 24 miles or more over the posted speed limit at the time of the offense you maybe eligible to take a driving safety course.

The Driver's Safety Course is not an option for anyone with a Commercial Driver's License.

However, you will lose that right if you do not provide WRITTEN REQUEST to the court. The written notice must be post marked no later than your appearance date.

DO NOT take the Driver's Safety Course until you have received permission from the court.

Qualifications for Driving Safety Course
(you must meet all the requirements as mandated by The State of Texas)
  1. You must have a valid Class C Texas Driver's License
  2. Your driving record, maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety, must not indicate you have successfully completed a driving course within the the past twelve (12) months.
  3. You can not be currently taking a driver's safety course.
  4. You were not exceeding 24 miles or more over the posted speed limit at the time of the offense

If you were charged with the following offenses you DO NOT qualify for dismissal of your offense by means of a Driver's Safety Course.

  • Sec. 545.066 passing a school bus
  • Sec. 545.421 fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
  • Sec. 550.022 accident involving damage to vehicle
  • Sec. 550.023 duty to give information and render aid
  • Sec. 522.033 serious traffic violation which concerns a commercial motor vehicle

Instructions to Request Driver's Safety Course

  1. Your request for the Driver's Safety Course must be submitted to the Court in written form.Along with your request, you will need to include a copy of your citation. Send only the written request and copy of citation at this time.
  2. Your request and copy of citation must be mailed with a postal mark dated on or before your appearance date. If the postal mark is dated after the appearance date your request will be denied.

You should receive further instructions from this court within seven to ten days(7-10) after your request was mailed to this court. If not, it will be your responsibility to contact this court requesting the status of your request.

DO NOT take the Driver's Safety Course until you have received permission from the court.

Click here for the web site to purchase a copy of your Driving Record
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www.texasonline.com

*DEFENSIVE DRIVING AND DEFERRED ADJ. IS NOT OFFERED

BY THE STATE OF TEXAS TO COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE

CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: 45.0511(B)(s)



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