Defensive Driving Course Information
Requirements for Driving Safety Course
- Present proof of a valid Texas Driver's License
- Present proof of current Liability Insurance with you listed as a driver
- Plead no contest or guilty
You have not successfully completed a state approved driving safety course within 12 months immediately preceding the date of the alleged offense and are not in the process of taking a driving course for dismissal of another citation.
Qualifying for Defensive Driving
The following offenses do not qualify for defensive driving:
- Speeding 25 miles (or more) over the posted limit
- Passing a school bus
- Moving violation within a posted construction zone while workers are present
- Was operating a commercial motor vehicle and committed a serious traffic violation
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- You have a commercial driver's license (even if you were operating your personal vehicle)
Do not sign up for a driving safety course until you have appeared at the court to complete the necessary paperwork, paid the required state fees and received permission from The Colony Municipal Court to take the course. You will also be required to obtain your driving record from the Department of Public Safety. You have 90 days to complete the course and return the required documents to the court. Once your certificate and driving record are returned to the Court by the due date, your citation will be dismissed. You must attend a state approved drivers safety course.
Note: If your citation is past the appearance date on your citation, you will not be eligible for a Drivers Safety Course.
Show Cause Hearing
If you fail to comply with the terms of the Driving Safety Course requirements, you will be required to come to court for a Show Cause hearing. Failure to appear for the show cause hearing will result in a conviction of the offense on your driving record, additional fees added, and a warrant for your arrest issued.