If you are interested in taking a driving safety course to dismiss your citation, please read the following eligibility requirements and ineligibility restrictions:
Defensive driving can only be approved if a plea of guilty or no contest is entered with the court.
You must have a valid Texas driver's license.
You must not have been cited with speeding 25 miles per hour (mph) or more over the posted speed limit.
You must not have completed a defensive driving course (for the purpose of dismissing a previous citation) within the 12 months preceding the date of the offense on your current citation.
You must provide proof of financial responsibility or vehicle liability insurance. Proof must show coverage for the date of the offense and must still be in effect.
You must remit payment for court costs and applicable fees before taking the defensive driving course.
You will not be eligible for defensive driving if you hold a commercial driver's license, or held a commercial driver's license when the offense was committed regardless of whether you were in a commercial vehicle or personal vehicle or car.
If you were cited for any of the following, you are not eligible to take defensive driving:
Any offense in a construction zone when workers were present
Following too closely
Failure to give information or render aid
A violation resulting in an accident
Leaving the scene of an accident
Fleeing from a Police Officer
No insurance or failure to maintain financial responsibility
Passing a school bus with lights flashing
Speeding 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit