Traffic Smarts for Cyclists: University of Texas at Austin

12 modules


Allan Dunlop



Please note that the no-cost sponsorship of this course by UT Austin Parking and Transportation Services has ended. 

However, we are currently offering a $10 coupon code for UT Austin students, staff and faculty for this UT Austin-specific course.

Valuable for experienced riders, as well as beginners.

Would you like to learn how to ride more safely and comfortably, and reduce your chances of getting a traffic or parking citation on campus or in town?

Cost:    $24.95 (regularly $34.95)
Time:    Approximately 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on your pace.

To gain access to this training, you only need your UT Austin EID, and to complete the simple registration form on the Center for Cycling Education website (the form is on the right side of the page). Once this form is processed, you will be emailed login information for the course, including a link bringing you back to this page.

Please note:

  • This course is not eligible for dismissing a traffic ticket. If you have been ticketed, you must take the Ticket Dismissal course option and pay the course fee.
  • If you received a ticket in Austin outside of the campus, this UT Austin course is not applicable. Instead, please take this course.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us.



INTRODUCTION (7 min. / 10 min.)
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BIKE HANDLING SKILLS (12.5 min / 9.5 min.)
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BEING AN MVP-C (22 min. / 0 min.)
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YOUR RIGHTS & DUTIES (19 min. / 0 min.)
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SCANNING & SIGNALING (21 min. / 0 min.)
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INTERSECTIONS (52 min. / 0 min.)
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OTHER RIDING SITUATIONS (16.5 min / 0 min.)
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EQUIPMENT (16.5 min. / 13 min.)
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SUMMARY (2.5 min. / 0 min.)
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SURVEY / FEEDBACK (Optional: 2 min.)
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Terms & Conditions

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

  • Hardware & software requirements
  • Online course access
  • This is not legal advice
  • Limitation of liability
  • Ticket dismissal course – important information


Hardware & software requirements

  • The course requires the use of a pointing device such as a mouse.
  • As you may listen to narration of the main content (optional) and in the videos (required), it is necessary that your computer system be equipped with speakers.
  • Following are the minimum requirements for viewing the online course content:



 2 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)


 2 GB minimum

Available Disk Space: 

 1 GB minimum


 1,280 x 800 screen resolution or higher




Operating System:

 Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
 Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
 Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
 Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later with Parallels Desktop 7+ or VMware Fusion 4+

Adobe Flash Player: 

 Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later


Browsers & Mobile Apps


 Windows: Internet Explorer 10 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
 Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
 Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 or later


 Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
 Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mobile Player:

 Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 8 or later on iPad
 Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.1 or later (optimized for tablets)



Screen Reader:

 HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
 Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

Section 508 Accessibility:

 Complies with applicable requirements

WCAG 2.0 Accessibility:

 Complies with applicable requirements


Online course access

  • From the time you purchase the course, you have full access to the material for 6 months. 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.


This is not legal advice

  • The content on this site and within 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, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant 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.


Ticket dismissal course – important information

  • In order for a certificate to be issued, you must provide a Court case (’cause’) number.
    • Austin: ‘8’ + 6-digit number— e.g., 8XXXXXX
    • Houston: 4-digit year + ‘TR’ + 7-digit number — e.g., 2017TRXXXXXXX
    • San Marcos: 4-digit year + 6-digit number — e.g., 2017XXXXXX
    • Travis County: ‘J5-CR’ (‘Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5′) + 2-digit year + 6-digit number — e.g., J5-CR-17XXXXXX
    • Waller County: ‘T’ + two-digit year + 4-digit number + JP1 — e.g., T17-XXXX-JP1
  • Without this number, a certificate will not 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.
  • All content in the course must be viewed in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Any attempts to bypass content and access the quiz(zes) directly will result in an incomplete grade. The Center for Cycling Education may then, at its sole discretion, either offer an opportunity to reattempt the course or else issue a refund less a $15 administrative fee.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be prepared and delivered:
    • Austin, Houston and Waller County, TX: Sent by email directly to the Court. You will be copied on this email.
    • Travis County & San Marcos, TX: Paper certificate mailed to you, which you must mail or take in to the Court.
  • Once the certificate is processed, the fine will be waived and the ticket dismissed.
  • You have full access to this course for six months 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.

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