Driving Safety Course
Pursuant to Article 45.0511(q), Code of Criminal Procedure:
“You may be able to require that this charge be dismissed by successfully completing a driving safety course or a motorcycle operator training course. You will lose that right if, on or before your appearance date, you do not provide the court with notice of your request to take the course.”
Your request may be made in person at the Bryan Municipal Court during regular business hours or you may make your request via certified mail, return receipt requested, postmarked on or before the 10th business day following the issuance of the citation.
Taking a Driving Safety Course or Motorcycle Operator Course does NOT apply to:
- Offenses committed in a construction work maintenance zone when workers are present, Sec. 542.404, T.C.; Art. 45.0511(p)(3), C.C.P.;
- Traffic offenses committed by a person with a commercial driver’s license, Art. 45.0511(s), C.C.P.;
- Passing a school bus, Sec. 545.066, T.C.;
- Leaving the scene of an accident, Sec. 550.022 or 550.023, T.C.; or
- Speeding 25 mph or more over the limit or in excess of 95 m.p.h., Art 45.0511(b)(5), C.C.P.
To make the request by mail please fill out the DSC Request Form and mail (certified mail) the notarized request along with a copy of your non-commercial Texas Driver’s License, a copy of your motor vehicle liability insurance, cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $144 ($169 for offenses committed in a school zone) payable to Bryan Municipal Court, as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope (if not providing an email address).
After the court has received your request you will be notified as to whether the request was accepted or not. If accepted, you will be given 90 days to complete an approved Driving Safety Course or Motorcycle Operator Course and present proof of completion along with your driving record to the court.
Failure to submit the required items on time will result in a summons being sent to the address on file for your appearance at a show cause hearing. Failure to appear at the show cause hearing may result in a final judgment against you as well as the issuance of a capias pro fine warrant.
Satisfactory completion will result in a dismissal of the case. The court will report the completion of the course to the Department of Public Safety.