How to Dismiss a Ticket Through Defensive Driving
Dismissing a ticket through defensive driving can be stressful, but follow our six steps below to make it a breeze.
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible to take defensive driving.
You can take a Texas defensive driving course if you meet the following conditions:
- You have not taken a defensive driving course within the past 12 months.
- Do not have a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Are not currently taking a defensive driving course for a different violation.
Most minor citations can be dismissed with a defensive driving course. A Texas defensive driving course may NOT be taken to dismiss any of the following violations:
- Speeding at or more than 25 MPH over the posted speed limit
- No car insurance
- Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run)
- Passing a school bus
- Construction zone violations
Step 2: Request permissions from the court to take a driving safety course.
Mention that you will be enrolling in our TEA approved course (CP #947) and receive their approval to do so.
Step 3: Obtain a copy of your driving record to submit to the court.
Order through our secure online ordering system on our site and receive your driving record in 24 hours or less! We offer delivery of your official certified 3A DPS driver record by email, mail, or UPS delivery.
Step 4: Enroll in the Safety-USA online Texas defensive driving course.
Safety-USA’s online Texas defensive driving course has been approved by the Texas Education Agency for ticket dismissal and insurance discount purposes. This course will satisfy your court requirements and will remove points from your driver license that are a result of a traffic ticket. At only $25, this low-cost program is available in English and Spanish.
Step 5: Complete the course online.
The Safety-USA course includes easy-view multimedia, full audio that you control, 24/7 support, same day certificate processing, and more. It’s a quick and cost-effective way to dismiss your ticket.
Step 6: Submit your driving record and defensive driving certificate of completion to the court.
After completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that will be processed the same day.