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If you are charged with an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle,
you may dismiss your case with the successful completion of a driving safety
course. You must request to take a driving safety course before the appearance date on the citation, either in person, or in writing through certified
mail. If you were operating a motorcycle and request a driving safety course,
you must take a motorcycle operator training course.
Please read all of the instructions and requirements on this page carefully.
You are eligible for a Driving Safety Course if:
How Do I Request a Driving Safety Course (DSC)?
ITEMS 2—5 LISTED ABOVE MUST BE MAILED ON OR BEFORE YOUR DUE DATE. LATE
OR INCOMPLETE REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. A REPLY WILL BE MAILED TO
THE ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE. IF YOU FAIL TO RECEIVE A RESPONSE WITHIN 2 WEEKS
CALL THE COURT OFFICE. REMEMBER TO ENTER A PLEA ON THE REQUEST FORM.
Important: Your request must be received by the court on or before the appearance
date above the signature line of your citation.
Once your request has been granted by the Judge, you will have 90 days to complete
the driving safety course (no extensions will be granted) and present evidence of com-
pletion by the 90th day along with a certified copy of your Texas driving record (Type
3A). You can request your driving record either by mail or online (hyperlink to http://
www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/driverrecords.htm) If you request it online, you can
print your driving record immediately. Information on how to request the driving
record from the Texas Department of Public Safety is provided in the form below.
DPS Driver Record Form
Click here for a list of approved DSC providers.
After you have successfully completed the Driving Safety Course (DSC) you must submit the following documents to the court:
IMPORTANT: The Driver's Safety Certificate and the certified copy of your driving record must be submitted to the court within 90 days of the date
on which the court approves your request to take the course.
After proof of satisfactory completion of the Driving Safety Course
and the driving record have been presented to the court, the judge
will dismiss the case.
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