Driving Safety Course
Driver’s Safety Course Request Form & Affidavit
Course Eligibility & Requirements
Any person under the age of 25 shall be required to complete
a driver's safety course pursuant to Art. 45.051 (b -1) of the Texas Code of
The request to take a safety course must be made prior to the
expiration of the 12 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. Defendants issued
citations for seatbelt violations or while operating a motorcycle must also
complete the written request for a driving safety course.
DO NOT TAKE THE DRIVER’S SAFETY
COURSE UNITL IT IS GRANTED BY THE COURT. Your
certificate will not be accepted if you begin the course before the Court
grants your request.
You are eligible to request this
course if you:
Have a valid Texas
Have not requested and
taken a driving safety course for a
traffic offense within the last 12
months (The court will go by the date
recorded on your driving record).
Are not currently taking the course for another traffic
Have not committed the offense of speeding 25 mph over
the speed limit.
Are not a Commercial Driver's License Holder.
Have not committed one of the following:
Failure to Give Information at Accident Scene;
Leaving the Scene of Accident;
Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer;
Passing a School Bus;
Any violation while operating a commercial motor
Any offense committed in a construction maintenance
zone when workers are present.
At the time of the request, you
must do the following:
1. Present proof of financial responsibility
(liability insurance) valid on the day of your request;
2. Present your Texas driver's license valid the
day of your request;
3. Pay court costs of $129.10 for regular zone
offenses or $152.10 for offenses occurring within a school zone. Payment can
be made by money order through the mail; cash or Visa/MasterCard are
accepted in our office (the card must be in the defendants name along with
4. Plead guilty or
nolo contendere. Fill out the Drivers Safety Course Request Form/Affidavit.
You must file these documents with the Court.
5. You must obtain a copy of your driving record
from the Texas Department of Public Safety. An application to obtain your
record will be provided to you by the Court clerks after your request for a
safety course is granted.
You will have ninety (90) days from the date your request is
complete the course.
After successful completion of the
safety course and timely submission of the required documents, the Court
will dismiss the case and report to the Texas Department of Public Safety
for inclusion on your driving record.
Furthermore, if you fail to provide the Court with your
certificate and/or driving record, within that period, you will be summoned
to Court to "show cause" as to why your certificate and/or driving record
was not returned. If you do not appear for the hearing it may result in the
issuance of an additional charge for Failure to Appear and warrants for your
If you have any questions,
please contact the Municipal Court at 936-633-0513.
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