Driving Safety Course (Defensive Driving)

You are eligible to take driving safety course if:
  • You are not currently taking or signed up to take a driving safety course for any other court 
  • You have a valid Texas driver’s license that is not a commercial driver’s license.
  • You have not taken a driving safety course in order to have a citation dismissed within 12 months from the date of your citation.
  • You have proof that you are covered as an insured driver under a motor vehicle insurance policy.
  • You have committed one of these traffic violations: Moving violations that are eligible for defensive driving.
To take a driving safety course, you may submit a request in person, by mail, or email.  Your request must include:
  • Written notice that you want to take a driving safety course. (Click here for court form)
  • A colored copy of your valid Texas driver’s license.
  • A copy of your motor vehicle insurance policy with your name listed as an insured driver.
  • A copy of your Texas driver record, type 3A, that you may order online at www.texas.gov
  • Payment of the fee at the time of your request for the driving safety course. (Click here for methods of payment.)
    • $144.00 for violations outside of a school zone.
    • $169.00 for violations within a school zone.
        Your request must be submitted within 10 days of receiving your citation.  If you need more time, please contact the Court at (979) 415-2757 or courtclerk@lakejacksontx.gov.

**Note: Violators 16 years of age or younger may not request to take a driving safety course without making an appearance in court accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Ineligible Offenses

The following conditions make you ineligible for the driving safety course:
  • You possess a commercial drivers license (CDL)
  • Driving in a construction or maintenance zone when workers present 
  • Leaving the scene of an accident after causing damage to a vehicle 
  • Leaving the scene of an accident and failing to give information and/or render aid 
  • Passing a school bus loading or unloading children 
  • Speeding 25 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit