Defensive Driving Course

About the Course
You may wish to take this course to keep traffic offenses off your record. You must receive permission from the Court to complete the course. The traffic offense will be dismissed if you take the course and present proof to the Court.

You are not allowed to take Defensive Driving for some offenses including, but not limited to:
  • Speeding more than 24 miles per hour over the limit
  • Passing a school bus
  • Fleeing a police officer
If you have taken the Defensive Driving course within the past 12 months, the Department of Public Safety may refuse to accept the Defensive Driving course and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

How to Apply
To apply for defensive driving, you must submit the following:
  • A money order or check in the amount of $112 payable to Rockwall County
  • The ticket
  • Proof of insurance - the insurance must have the name of your insurance company, 800 number, effective dates; you must be listed as a driver to be considered
  • A signed and notarized Affidavit for Driving and Specialized Safety Course
You may submit these materials in person or by mail to:
Rockwall County Courthouse
1111 E Yellowjacket Lane
Suite 303
Rockwall, TX 75087