TJCTC is proud to provide education to justice courts concerning traffic safety through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. Our goal is to encourage justice courts to implement policies that will reduce transportation fatalities and accidents throughout Texas. We offer training related to DWI offenses via webinars and also specific traffic related courses at both our JP 20-Hour Seminars & Court Personnel 16-Hour seminars. Read below for more details.
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The Bond Schematic Program is an component of our work is to assist Texas counties in adopting a comprehensive plan for setting DWI Bond Conditions.
Benefits to Joining the Bond Schematic Program
Importance of the Bond Schematic Program
We feel this program is important because bond conditions are the only restrictions—other than potential administrative driver’s license suspension—imposed on the defendant prior to trial. The pre-trial time period can be lengthy. Scientific studies have shown that restrictions imposed on DWI defendants, particularly ignition interlock requirements, have a substantial positive effect on reducing DWI recidivism and promoting community safety.
How to Participate
The Impaired Driver Symposium is an event for Judges that focuses on an Impaired Driving case from arrest to disposition. The symposium is a joint program bringing in judges from all levels to discuss driving issues.
Next year's symposium: July 24 - 25, 2017 in Austin, TX
The program counts for your required judicial education hours. The symposium is sponsored by the Court of Criminal Appeals and TxDOT through a partnership with TJCTC, Texas Association of Counties, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, and Texas Center for the Judiciary.
Blood Alcohol Concentration in Texas: Improving Medical Examiner and County Performance- A detailed study from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released in September 2016.
Solutions for Saving Lives on Texas Roads- The Texas Traffic Safety Task Force Report.
From One Second To The Next- A film about texting and driving from Werner Herzog. This video is used in Teenage Driving Issues course for Court Personnel and the Traffic, Trucks, and Texting course for Justices of the Peace.
Roadside Drug Testing Kit Demonstration- A video about police roadside drug test.
Road to Zero Symposium- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new initiative called Road to Zero. At the link, you will find videos from the symposium.
Dyingtodrink.org- A website that offers resources and countermeasures against impaired driving.
2016 Traffic Safety Newsletter
2015 Traffic Safety Newsletter
2014 Traffic Safety Newsletter
2013 Traffic Safety Newsletter
Do you have a question about registering for a traffic safety course? Contact Laura at email@example.com or call 512.347.9927.
Do you have a question about the Bond Schematic program? Contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512.347.9927.
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