Driving Safety Course

If you are charged with a traffic violation, you may be eligible to request the Driving Safety Course option.  If approved and completed successfully, the citation will be dismissed and will not appear on your driving record as a conviction.  

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST COMPLETE THE REQUEST FOR THE DRIVING SAFETY COURSE OPTION PRIOR TO TAKING THE COURSE.  

To be eligible: 

  • You must submit your request to complete the Driving Safety Course option ON OR BEFORE the initial appearance date listed on your citation.  
  • You must present a valid, non-commercial Texas driver's license or permit; or be a member, or the spouse or dependent child of a member, or the United States military forces serving on active duty.  
  • You must enter a plea of guilty or no contest
  • You must be charged with an eligible offense as defined by Texas Transportation Code 45.0511
  • You must provide evidence of financial responsibility (current vehicle liability insurance) at the time of the request.  
  • You must pay the court costs and administrative fee at the time of the request or as otherwise ordered.   
  • You must have not completed a driving safety course within the 12 months preceding the date of the offense (to dismiss another citation).  

Ineligible offenses: 

  • Speeding 25 mph over the limit or more
  • Speeding 95 mph or more
  • Passing a School Bus(Fail to Stop/Remain Stopped)
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident (or similar violations)
  • Any offense committed in a construction zone with workers present

Requirements for Dismissal:

  • You must meet all eligibility requirements listed above
  • You must submit the court copy of a Driving Safety Course completion certificate from a course provider certified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).  The certificate must be signed, must have The City of The Colony or The Colony Municipal Court listed, and must be submitted to the court on or before the 90th day indicated on your Driving Safety Course order.  
  • You must submit a certified (Type 3A) copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Your driving record must be submitted to the court on or before the 90th day indicated on your Driving Safety Course order.  .

Show Cause Hearing

You will be scheduled for a Show Cause hearing if you fail to comply with the requirements of the Driving Safety Course order.  At the Show Cause hearing, the judge may enter a final judgment resulting in a conviction and require that the remaining fine and any additional costs required by law be paid in full.  

Helpful Links: 

How to find a State Approved Driving Safety Course

How to Order a Type 3A Certified Driving Record