A defensive driving affidavit is a notarized statement confirming your identity, which some Texas courts require. We explain why and when they are mandated before your completion certificate can be released.
Don’t panic over a Texas ticket! We explain the steps for requesting defensive driving from the court first, what documentation they require, enrolling in a course they approve, finishing your certificate, then filing your paperwork with the court by their deadline.
Texas keeps detailed records of tickets, violations, and accidents that impact insurance costs. We explain the different types of driving records and what shows up on them over time, like defensive driving course completions.
Texas speeding tickets cost $155 to $340 but taking defensive driving cuts that drastically. Plus your completion certificate makes you eligible for insurance discounts for 3 years, saving you even more money long term.
You can take defensive driving in Texas as often as every 3 years for insurance discounts. For ticket dismissal, there’s a once per 12 months limit. We explain the rules around multiple completions for different purposes.
Get full details on the proper sequence of steps for dismissing a Texas traffic ticket with defensive driving. Learn what’s required and tips to avoid common mistakes that could make you start over and pay fines.