Defensive Cycling (Ticket Dismissal): Texas

11 modules


Course Length
5 hours

Allan Dunlop

18 Jan 2023



For tickets issued in Austin, TX / Travis County, TX / San Marcos, TX / Houston, TX / Waller County, TX.  

> Dismiss your cycling traffic ticket and have your fine waived.

> Increase your comfort in traffic.

> Learn the laws, including your rights.

> Get more accommodation from drivers.

Whether you are new to cycling or an experienced rider, you will take away valuable techniques for increasing your comfort and competence in traffic. Through the training, you will learn the laws that apply to you, helping you avoid a ticket in the future.

This course is offered in conjunction with BikeAustin, Austin Municipal Court, Travis County Court, San Marcos Municipal Court, Houston Municipal Courts, and the Waller County Court.

  • Cost: $35
  • Duration: Approximately 5 hours
  • Access period: 1 year

Here's how you can take part in this 'ticket dismissal' option:

  1. Complete and submit a Deferred Disposition form through the court, along with the payment of the court fee and any other associated charges.
  2. Sign up here for the online course using the blue 'Add to Cart' button.
  3. Complete the course with a passing grade.
  4. A Certificate of Completion will be prepared and emailed directly to the court, or sent to you to deliver to the court (depending on the jurisdiction).
  5. Once the certificate is processed, the fine will be waived and the ticket dismissed.

For more information on the course and on court procedures, visit

INTRODUCTION (7 min. / 10 min. optional)
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BIKE HANDLING SKILLS (15 min. core / 14 min. optional)
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BEING AN MVP-C (22 min. / 0 min.)
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EQUIPMENT (31 min. / 9 min.)
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SUMMARY (2.5 min.)
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Added 4 days ago, by Andrew
Added 8 days ago, by Anonymous
Added 23 days ago, by Anonymous
Good course. It provides a good review of rules and recommendations that you may have forgotten or not thought of in a while. Emphasizes positive attitude, good communication and treating other how you would want to be treated.
Added about 1 month ago, by Anonymous
Some of the slides did not have volume, enjoyed the courses best on legal info and adjusting the bike
Added 2 months ago, by Diya
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Excellent. Would highly recommend.
Added 3 months ago, by Morgan
Added 4 months ago, by Jorge
Added 5 months ago, by Neal
My bike is my primary transportation and exercise. I have years experience in the saddle as an urban commuter. This course has made me a better cyclist, many others need to take this course. Also the Director is attentive and responsive.
Added 5 months ago, by Anonymous

Terms and Conditions

(Updated April 20, 2023)

By accessing content on our website or in the online courses, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth below.

This is not legal advice

  • The content on this site and within the online courses is for informational purposes only, and is not to be considered legal advice.
  • The information contained within applies to general principles of law, and might not reflect the latest legal developments or changes to statutes. If you are involved in any legal proceedings related to cycling, seek the advice of legal counsel.

Limitation of liability

  • By accessing the information on the site or any course content, the participant understands, agrees, warrants, and covenants as follows:

    I hereby make known that I will hold blameless in the case of accident, injury, or damage of any kind, the Center for Cycling Education, its officers and volunteers, as well as any individual or agency associated with content development or delivery. I recognize that bicycling, like all forms of travel on public roads and streets, is potentially dangerous, and I apply any of the information contained in the course at my own risk.

  • By enrolling in a course, the participant acknowledges and agree to the following:
    • The liability of the course provider, its employees and agents for any act, omission to act, or negligence on the part of the course provider and their agents and employees, is strictly limited to and shall not exceed the amount of the registration fee actually paid by the participant.
    • The participant represents and warrants that the user information and registration information provided by the participant is true and correct. The participant further acknowledges and agrees that any willful or intentional misrepresentation by the participant regarding such user information or registration information constitutes a breach of this agreement.

Online course access

  • From the time you purchase the course, you have full access to the material for one year.
  • After completing the course, you may come back any time within your access period to review the content.
  • The course will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This availability may be affected by circumstances such as, but not limited to, system, site or connectivity failure over which the course provider has no control.

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Ticket dismissal course – important information

  • In order for a certificate to be issued, you must provide your complete and correct Court case (’cause’) number.
    • Austin: AMC000##### (Search for your case number here. )
    • Houston: 4-digit year + ‘TR’ + 7-digit number — e.g., 2022TRXXXXXXX
    • San Marcos: 4-digit year + 6-digit number — e.g., 2022XXXXXX
    • Travis County: ‘J5-CR’ (‘Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5’) + 2-digit year + 6-digit number — e.g., J5-CR-22XXXXXX
    • Waller County: ‘T’ + two-digit year + 4-digit number + JP1 — e.g., T22-XXXX-JP1
  • Without this number, a certificate cannot be issued. A traffic citation/ticket number cannot be accepted. We cannot be responsible for any delay in submission of your Certificate of Completion if the necessary information is not provided.
  • It is your responsibility to successfully complete the course (with a score of 80% or greater) in advance of your certificate submission deadline:
    • No later than 7 days before the deadline for Austin or Houston.
    • No later than 14 days before the deadline for Travis County or San Marcos. See below for details.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be prepared and delivered within five (5) business days. You will be copied on this email:
    • Austin, Houston and Waller County, TX: A PDF version of the certificate will be emailed directly to the Court. You will be copied on this email.
    • Travis County & San Marcos, TX: A PDF version of the certificate along with an accompanying letter will be emailed to you, which you must print out (the certificate must be in color) and mail or take in to the Court.
  • Once the certificate is processed by the Court, the fine will be waived and the ticket dismissed.
  • You have full access to this course for one year from the date of purchase. This is independent of the Court deadline.
  • Completing the course after the completion / certificate submission deadline is not cause for a refund.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us by email, phone or text.


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