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Driver Safety Courses
You may request to have your citation dismissed by pleading "no contest" or "guilty," paying court costs of at least $114.10, and completing a driving safety course approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The request for DSC must be made to the court on or before your appearance date.
To be eligible for driving safety, the following requirements must be met:
- Must not have completed a driving safety course to dismiss a citation within the last 12 months or be in the process of taking the course for another traffic violation.
- A speeding violation must not exceed the posted speed limit by more than 24 MPH.
- Must be at least 17 years old.
- Must possess a valid Texas driver's license or military ID (that is not classified as a commercial driver's license CDL).
- Must present current personal proof of liability insurance in your name or listing your name as a covered driver.
- Violation did not occur in a construction zone with workers present.
- Violation did not occur while passing a school bus.
If you meet the above requirements, you may request to take a driving safety course before the court on or before your appearance date. Judicial approval is required after this time period. You may make this request in person at the Bridgeport Municipal Court or by sending a written document requesting approval for DSC and making a plea of "no contest" or "guilty," including a handwritten signature on the requested document. When mailing the request, you will need to send a copy of your driver's license and proof of financial responsibility along with a $114.10 fee for DSC or $149.10 if your citation was in a school zone.
You should not take the course or request your driving record until you have received approval from the Municipal Court.
Driving records are available through texasonline.com or the mail with the DR-1 Form (PDF) and mailed to the Texas Department of Public Safety Office.
Visit the TEA website for a list of state-approved safety courses.
For more information, call the court office at 940-683-3420.