Driving Safety Course

Defensive Driving - Driving Safety Course
Certain offenses and CDL (Commercial Driver's License) holders may not qualify for this option.

Available Courses
  • Defensive Driving/Driving Safety Course
  • Motorcycle Operator's Training Course
  • Seat Belt Safety Course
Fees, Fines & Course Costs
Pursuant to Chapter 45 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a defendant may complete a driving safety course for an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle. However, the completion of a driving safety course is not allowed for defendants cited while operating a commercial vehicle or if they hold a commercial driver's license. A defendant is required to pay the necessary costs associated with the driving safety course.

Defendants issued citations while operating motorcycle qualify for deferred disposition if they successfully complete a motorcycle operator training course. Also, defendants issued a citation for failing to wear a seat belt or failing to have a passenger or child in a safety seat or seat belt can also complete a seat belt safety course to have a citation omitted from their driving record.

Requesting a Driving Safety Course
Any person under the age of 25 shall be required to complete a driver's safety course pursuant to Article 45.051 (b -1) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

The request to take a safety course must be made prior to the expiration of the 22-day period allowed to appear on your citation. The request must be made in person or in writing. Payment of the State costs and administrative fees should be submitted with your request.