Driving Safety Courses

If you are charged with a traffic offense, you may be eligible to ask the judge to take a driving safety course to dismiss the charge. The request must be made before the appearance date on the citation. It may be made either orally or in writing.

Motorcycle Operator's Training Course
If you were operating a motorcycle, you must take a motorcycle operator’s training course.

Transporting a Child
If you were the driver charged with transporting a child not in a safety belt or child passenger safety seat system, you must take a driving safety course that has 4 hours of instruction about seat belts and child passenger safety systems.

Requesting the Course
You may request Defensive Driving via fax, in person at the Municipal Court counter, or by Certified Mail no later than the 11th calendar day after your citation is issued.

Fax
To send your request by fax:
  • Download the Defensive Driving Request (PDF) form.
  • Fax the completed form along with a copy of your valid Texas Driver's License and Proof of Insurance to the Municipal Court at 817-297-5073.
  • Your request will be processed and the corresponding paperwork will be faxed to you for signature.
  • Once you sign the paperwork, please fax back to the Municipal Court for the judge's approval.
  • You will need to sign the Credit Card Authorization Form approving the required payment.
Certified Mail
If you are mailing your request by Certified Mail, it must be postmarked by the 11th calendar day after your citation is issued. A copy of your valid Texas Driver's License and Proof of Insurance must be included, along with the required State cost, plus the Administrative Fee.

At the Time of Request
At the time of the request, you must do the following:
  • Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance)
  • Plead guilty or nolo contendere
  • Pay court costs and an administrative fee
Case Postponement
The case will be postponed for 90 days to allow you time to complete the course and turn in the Driving Safety Court Certification. You must attend a driving safety course that has been approved by the Texas Education Agency or a motorcycle operator’s course approved by the Department of Public Safety.