Am I eligible for a driving safety course?

You may be eligible for a driving safety course if you were cited for a moving violation. You are not eligible if you were cited for speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the posted limit, were cited at a speed of 95 miles per hour or more, were cited in a construction zone with workers present, or were cited for passing a school bus. The other eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Have not completed a driving safety course within the last 12 months to have a citation dismissed
  • Do not possess a commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • Have a valid Texas non-commercial driver's license or proof that you or your spouse are active-duty military
  • Have proof of liability auto insurance that lists you as a covered driver
  • Must enter a plea of guilty or no contest and waive your right to trial
  • Must sign an affidavit swearing that you meet the eligibility requirements
  • Must pay court costs plus a $10 administrative fee
    • This fee is due by your appearance date listed on the citation and does not qualify for a payment plan or extension

In order to request approval to complete a driving safety course for your citation you must complete the Plea Form (PDF), have your signature notarized on the form, and mail it to the court with a copy of your driver's license and/or military identification, current proof of insurance, your Type 3A Certified Driving Record, and a money order for the required fees. You may also apply in person or apply online.

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1. Am I eligible for a driving safety course?
2. How can I find out the fine amount for my citation?
3. How can I pay my citation?
4. How can I request a payment plan?
5. May a Bellmead City official or staff member intervene in my case in the Court?
6. May I email the Bellmead Municipal Court questions about my citation?
7. May I file a public information request to obtain copies of court records?
8. May I request community service instead of paying my fine?
9. May I request the Bellmead Municipal Court to appoint a defense attorney for my case?
10. What constitutes a court appearance?
11. Where is my citation filed?