Defensive Driving is an option for those who are trying to keep a moving violation from appearing on their driving record. Contact the Municipal Court with any questions about Defensive Driving.
Defensive Driving is only granted to speeding violations less than 25 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, other moving violations or seat belt violations. Requests may be made in person, on your scheduled court date, or by certified mail only. The request for Defensive Driving must be received on or before your court date.
Defensive Driving must be completed within ninety days of request. Defendants who have completed defensive driving in the past 12 months are not eligible to take the course again.
A defendant that possesses a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is not eligible to request defensive driving.
Documents needed to request defensive driving:
- A current / valid Texas Driver's License. Active Duty Military Personnel are exempt from this rule. Military personnel must provide a military ID and a current/valid state issued driver's license.
- A Payment of $109.00 non-refundable fee (effective January 1, 2009), must be paid at the time of the request. Personal Checks are not accepted.
- The pink copy of your citation signed and a plea of "Guilty" or "Nolo Contendere" entered.
- Proof of current / valid financial responsibility (insurance) with your name on it, listed as a driver. Effective date of coverage must be prior to the issue date of citation.