STAGE I DROUGHT CONDITIONS!!! (click HERE for information)

 

Driving Safety Course

If you are a juvenile (16 years of age or younger) you are required to appear in court before the Judge with your parent or legal guardian. The requests below may not apply to you.

 

If you are charged with a traffic offense, you may be eligible to take a driving safety course to dismiss the charge. The request must be made on or before your appearance date. You can make that request in person, by certified mail or e-mail.

You are eligible if you:

  1. Have a valid Texas Driver’s License or permit
  2. DID NOT hold a commercial driver’s license at the time of the stop or upon request
  3. Have valid vehicle insurance with you listed as a driver
  4. Have not taken a driving safety course within the 12 months proceeding the current offense
  5. Are not currently taking a course for another traffic violation

You are NOT eligible if you:

  1. Left the scene of an accident
  2. Were Passing a School Bus
  3. Were in a construction zone while worker’s were present
  4. Were speeding 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit
  5. Were speeding 95 mph or more

 

HOW TO MAKE A REQUEST

There are three (3) options to request the Driving Safety Course.

In person – Appear in court on or before your appearance date located at 161 Town Center Blvd., Jarrell Tx 76537. You will need to bring the following items:

  1. Valid TX Driver’s License or permit
  2. Proof of valid vehicle insurance with your name listed as a driver
  3. Payment of $144.00 (outside school zone) or $169.00 (in school zone) by credit/debit card, money order or cashier’s check (NO PERSONAL CHECKS)

Certified Mail – This request must be postdated on or before your appearance date. The items you will need to include the following items:

  1. Clear copy of valid TX Driver’s License
  2. Clear copy of valid vehicle insurance with you listed as a driver
  3. Request for Driver’s Safety Course filled out in its entirety
  4. Payment of $144.00 (outside school zone) or $169.00 (in school zone) in a money order or cashier’s check (NO PERSONAL CHECKS)

E-mail – This request must be submitted on or before your appearance date to municourt@cityofjarrell.com. The following items will need to be attached to your email:

  1. Clear copy of valid TX Driver’s License
  2. Clear copy of valid vehicle insurance with you listed as a driver
  3. Request for Driver’s Safety Course filled out in its entirety
  4. Call in a payment of $144.00 (outside school zone) or $169.00 (inside school zone). Please note that this request is not complete until the payment is received.

 

You will have 90 days to submit your documents to the court. Those documents are as follows:

  1. A certified copy of your driving record. The court needs ALL pages
  2. The “court copy” of the uniform certificate of course completion from the driving safety course

 

NOTE: If you do not take the course within the 90 days you will be convicted and you will be responsible for the $100 fine plus any additional fees. If you completed the course with in the 90 days but failed to submit the documents by the due date, you will need to come in to see the Judge on your show cause date. Fail to do so will result in a warrant and additional fees added.

**The court may not recommend a course to you; however, there are some online or in class courses that you can choose from by visiting www.tdlr.texas.gov/DESSearch. Make sure your course is approved by the State of Texas.

 

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