Defensive Driving

Driving Safety Course (DSC)

DSC Disqualification Reasons

  • Persons holding a commercial driver’s license at time of offense
  • non-Texas driver’s license
  • speeding 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit
  • committing a traffic offense in a construction zone when workers are present
  • passing a school bus loading or unloading children
  • if you have taken the class for another ticket dismissal within a year or you are currently taking the class for another ticket dismissal

DSC Qualifications

To qualify for DSC you must:

  • Come to the Court Clerk window on or before your court date to request DSC or you may appear on your Court Date before the Judge.
  • Plead guilty or nolo contendere (No Contest) and waive your right to a jury trial.
  • Pay court costs in the amount of $144 unless the offense occurred in a school-crossing zone, then pay court costs in the amount of $169.
  • Present to the court a valid Texas driver’s license or permit.
  • Present to the court proof of financial responsibility in your name (automobile liability insurance).


Do not take the driving safety course before coming to court, you must get permission from the court, pay your costs, and show your documents 1st.

If you would like to request a Driving Record you can go to the state’s website and request #3A for a certified copy.