Originally posted by photobug
Just one, for doing 65 in a 55 zone on IH-10 in San Antonio. Cars were whizzing past me on both sides, but the cop pulled me over for speeding. I took a defensive driving class, got the ticket dropped, and my insurance went down 10 percent.
Photobug, when you say that you took defensive driving to dismiss the ticket, do you mean the regular DPS approved defensive driving typically used for cage tickets, or a motorcycle safety course? I ask because on the one ticket I got, the judge told me that I would have to take the MSF course, not defenisive driving. The problem was that I had taken the MSF course less than a year prior to the ticket, so he wouldn't let me do it again to dismiss this ticket. The guy was an old codger that hates motorcyclists, so I don't know if he was exacting his disgust onto me or if that is really the law. Bottom line is that I have two questions about Texas law (not looking for an answer here, I need to do some research):
(1) To dismiss a ticket received on a m/c, can you take defensive driving to dismiss it, or does it have to be a motorcycle safety course?
(2) If you have taken either defensive driving or a MSF course for purposes other than dismissing a ticket, i.e., for your own improvement or lowering your insurance premiums, by law, can you take either again in less than twelve months to dismiss a ticket?