Driving Safety Course (DSC)

Commercial Driver's License, CDL, holders are NOT eligible for DSC dismissal.

You may be able to request that a charge be dismissed by taking a Driving Safety Course, DSC.
However, you will lose that right if you do not provide written notice to the court of your desire to do so on or before your appearance date. A written notice is a notarized affidavit of eligibility or sworn request. Do not start or take the course until you have obtained permission from the court.

Eligibility Requirements For Drivers Safety Course

  • You must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest on the notarized DSC form.
  • You must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
  • You must possess Texas Liability Insurance valid the day of your request.
  • You must pay the State court cost and administrative fee of $109.00.
  • Offense on or after September 1, 2019 will require a fee of $129.00
  • You may not be charged with speeding in excess of 24 miles over the posted; or 14 miles over the posted limit if in a commercial vehicle.
  • You may not currently be taking the course for another citation.
  • You nay not have taken a DSC in the past 12 months, and your Texas Department of  Public Safety (DPS) driving record can not reflect completion of a driving safety course within twelve months preceding the date of the alleged offense.
You must provide the court with a sworn affidavit of eligibility listing all seven requirements that must be notarized and filed with the court by your Appearance Date, printed above the signature line on your citation.

Additionally, to request DSC, you must provide copies of 1) your valid Texas driver's license and 2)  proof of Texas liability insurance (valid on the day of request), and pay an administrative fee payment. The Court Clerk will notarize the court's affidavit for you at no extra charge.

Upon court approval to take the course, you will have 90 days in which to provide the court with the two following documents:

Driving Safety Class Form (PDF)

  • The original, signed "Court Copy" Certificate of Completion from the state-approved Driving Safety Course.  Only Driver's Safety Courses approved by the Texas Education Agency are eligible. NO copies of the certificate are accepted.  Approved  DSC providers may be found at: Approved Driving Safety Course Provider List
  • A Certified Copy of your Driving Record as maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The DPS Driving Record may be downloaded and printed from www.texas.gov.  Please specify Type 3A.    If you are requesting this required document by mail, request this immediately as it may take several weeks to process and receive. You may, however, download and print instantly with your payment.
If the two required documents are not submitted with the court within 90 days, you will be required to appear at a Show Cause Hearing to explain to the Judge the reason you did not submit the required documents, and you will be responsible for payment of the remainder of the fine. The offense will then be reported on your driving record as a conviction.