Municipal Courts

Bike Safety Course

What is Bike Safety Course Deferred Disposition?
Bike Safety Course Deferred Disposition is a suspended sentence. On your plea of guilty or no contest, the Court will defer a finding of guilt, assess court costs, and order that you post a bond and comply with certain conditions (complete BSC, $35.00 fee). If you successfully comply with the terms, your case will be dismissed, and the bond money will be applied to a special expense fee. If you fail to comply with the terms, a judgment will be imposed, a conviction will be reported to DPS (Texas Department of Public Safety), and the bond money will be applied to a portion of the fine and a $100.00 balance will remain.

How do I request Bike Safety Course Deferred Disposition?
You may request BSC Deferred Disposition on or before your first court date in person only.

If you opt to request the BSC Deferred Disposition in person prior to your court date, you must appear before the Annex Judge with the following:

  • Cash, check, or credit card to post a bond in the amount set by the court;
    • Court Cost: $71 or $104 depending on the violation code; plus
    • $10 fee to the City of Houston to take the ticket dismissal option

If you opt to request the BSC Deferred Disposition in person on your court date, be prepared to pay to post a bond as set by the court, a court cost, plus a $10 fee.

**Request by mail WILL NOT be accepted, you MUST appear IN PERSON.

Where do I take the Bike Safety Course?
The online course can be taken at The Center for Cycling Education.

Houston, Texas, Code of Ordinances:
Chapter 45 – Traffic, Article XII. – Bicycles -- http://www.bikehouston.org/resources/bicycling-laws/
city-of-houston-bicycle-ordinance/

Chapter 45 – Traffic, Article XII. – Sec. 45-44. Vulnerable road users -- http://www.bikehouston.org/
resources/ bicycling-laws/city-of-houston- vulnerable-road-user-ordinance-safe-passing/