Defensive Driving

Requirements
In order to be approved for defensive driving, you need to provide the court with:
  • A valid Texas driver’s license (if you are active U.S. military with an out of state driver’s license, contact the court to determine eligibility)
  • Insurance with your name as a listed driver
  • $107
If you were cited for speeding in a school zone, you will need to provide the court with:
  • A valid Texas driver’s license
  • Insurance with your name as a listed driver
  • $132
Driver's Safety Course
You do not qualify to take a driver’s safety course if you:
  • Have taken a driver’s safety course in the last 12 months or are currently taking it for another offense / court
  • Hold a commercial driver’s license
  • Were cited for speeding and exceeded the speed limit by 25 or more miles per hour
  • Were cited for passing a school bus while it was loading or unloading
  • Were cited in a work zone while workers were present
You must make your request to take a driver’s safety course by your first appearance date.

Deferred Disposition
Successful completion of deferred disposition will keep the citation off of your driving record. The deferral period (probation) is from a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of 180 days, and may include other restrictions or requirements.

You do not qualify for deferred disposition if you:
  • Have a commercial driver’s license
  • Have been granted deferred disposition in the last 12 months
  • Were cited for a speeding offense that is 25 miles per hour or more than the posted speed limit.
  • Were cited in a construction zone when workers were present
Deferred Disposition must be approved by the Judge. You need to appear at the City of Greenville Municipal Court by the appearance date on the citation to make arrangements to see the Judge.