I am under Twenty Five (25) years old or Eighteen (18)years old…Now What?
On September 1, 2005, the Texas Senate passed SB1005 which created a variety of requirements for young drivers. These were codified in Article 45.051 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Basically, if you are under Twenty-Five (25) the law REQUIRES you to complete a driver safety course (DSC) for any moving violation. If you are under Eighteen (18) you are required to do both a driver safety course and a road test. Violating these provisions will be a conviction.
The expenses on these driver safety courses will add up…not only will you have to pay the court fees (court costs and fines), but then you will have to pay a private agency a sum of money to take a driver safety course and pay for a certificate. A DSC also takes time, usually between4-6 hours. Some courts will also require you to demonstrate proof of your driving record from the Department of Public Safety.
Boiled down: COURT COSTS + FINE + DSC +CERTIFICATE + DRIVING RECORD + TIME = $$$ = NO GOOD!!!
With our help, we can guide you through these confusing laws, and, in many cases, help you to avoid these needless expenses.