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
- Speeding in a school zone
- Improper or erratic lane change
- Reckless driving