The Driving Safety Course option allows the defendant to complete a six-hour, Texas Education Agency (TEA now known as TDLR) certified course to keep a citation off of their record. This is an option that is available to a defendant once every twelve (12) months. Upon completion of the course, the defendant will bring the certificate of completion and a copy of their driving record to the Court as proof of compliance, the citation will be dismissed and the only thing that gets reported to the Department of Public Safety is the course completion date.
If you wish to exercise this option, you must provide notice to the Court on or before the initial appearance date listed on your citation. Do not complete a Driving Safety Course until you are granted permission to do so by the Court.