TRANSPORTATION CODE CHAPTER 544. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND MARKINGS (2022)

TRANSPORTATION CODE

TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD

CHAPTER 544. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND MARKINGS

Sec. 544.001. ADOPTION OF SIGN MANUAL FOR STATE HIGHWAYS. The Texas Transportation Commission shall adopt a manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic-control devices consistent with this chapter that correlates with and to the extent possible conforms to the system approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.002. PLACING AND MAINTAINING TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICE. (a) To implement this subtitle, the Texas Department of Transportation may place and maintain a traffic-control device on a state highway as provided by the manual and specifications adopted under Section 544.001. The Texas Department of Transportation may provide for the placement and maintenance of the device under Section 221.002.

(b) To implement this subtitle or a local traffic ordinance, a local authority may place and maintain a traffic-control device on a highway under the authority's jurisdiction. The traffic-control device must conform to the manual and specifications adopted under Section 544.001.

(c) A local authority may not place or maintain a traffic-control device on a highway under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Transportation without that department's permission, except as authorized under Section 545.3561.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 216 (H.B. 109), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 544.003. AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE THROUGH HIGHWAY AND STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS. (a) The Texas Transportation Commission may:

(1) designate a state or county highway as a through highway and place a stop or yield sign at a specified entrance; or

(2) designate an intersection on a state or county highway as a stop intersection or a yield intersection and place a sign at one or more entrances to the intersection.

(b) A local authority may:

(1) designate a highway under its jurisdiction as a through highway and place a stop or yield sign at a specified entrance; or

(2) designate an intersection on a highway under its jurisdiction as a stop intersection or a yield intersection and place a sign at one or more entrances to the intersection.

(c) The stop or yield sign indicating the preferential right-of-way must:

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(1) conform to the manual and specifications adopted under Section 544.001; and

(2) be located:

(A) as near as practicable to the nearest line of the crosswalk; or

(B) in the absence of a crosswalk, at the nearest line of the roadway.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.004. COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICE. (a) The operator of a vehicle or streetcar shall comply with an applicable official traffic-control device placed as provided by this subtitle unless the person is:

(1) otherwise directed by a traffic officer, police officer, or escort flagger; or

(2) operating an authorized emergency vehicle and is subject to exceptions under this subtitle.

(b) A provision of this subtitle requiring an official traffic-control device may not be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation the device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to an ordinarily observant person. A provision of this subtitle that does not require an official traffic-control device is effective regardless of whether a device is in place.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1129 (H.B. 2620), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2019.

Sec. 544.005. INTERFERENCE WITH TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICE OR RAILROAD SIGN OR SIGNAL. A person may not, without lawful authority, alter, injure, knock down, or remove or attempt to alter, injure, knock down, or remove:

(1) an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal;

(2) an inscription, shield, or insignia on an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal; or

(3) another part of an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.0055. TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICE; OFFENSE. (a) In this section, "traffic-control signal preemption device" means a device designed, intended, or used to interfere with or alter the operation of a traffic-control signal.

(b) Except as provided by Subsection (e), a person commits an offense if the person uses, sells, offers for sale, purchases, or possesses for use or sale a traffic-control signal preemption device.

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(c) The possession of a traffic-control signal preemption device creates the presumption that the person possessed the device for use or sale.

(d) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

(e) This section does not apply to:

(1) a person who provides fire-fighting, law enforcement, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services in the course of providing those services;

(2) a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of traffic-control signal preemption devices in the course of manufacturing, selling, providing, or transporting a traffic-control signal preemption device to a person described by Subdivision (1); or

(3) a transit vehicle operated by an authority under Chapter 451 or 452 or a transit department under Chapter 453.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 244 (H.B. 364), Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 2005.

Sec. 544.006. DISPLAY OF UNAUTHORIZED SIGNS, SIGNALS, OR MARKINGS. (a) A person may not place, maintain, or display on or in view of a highway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking, or device that:

(1) imitates or resembles an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal;

(2) attempts to direct the movement of traffic; or

(3) hides from view or hinders the effectiveness of an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal.

(b) A person may not place or maintain on a highway, and a public authority may not permit on a highway, a traffic sign or signal bearing commercial advertising.

(c) A person may not place or maintain a flashing light or flashing electric sign within 1,000 feet of an intersection except under a permit issued by the Texas Transportation Commission.

(d) This section does not prohibit a person from placing on private property adjacent to a highway a sign that gives useful directional information and that cannot be mistaken for an official sign.

(e) A sign, signal, light, or marking prohibited under this section is a public nuisance. The authority with jurisdiction over the highway may remove that sign, signal, light, or marking without notice.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.007. TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS IN GENERAL. (a) A traffic-control signal displaying different colored lights or colored lighted arrows successively or in combination may display only green, yellow, or red and applies to operators of vehicles as provided by this section.

(b) An operator of a vehicle facing a circular green signal may proceed straight or turn right or left unless a sign prohibits the turn. The operator shall, while the signal is exhibited:

(1) yield the right-of-way to other vehicles lawfully in the intersection when the signal is exhibited; and

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(2) stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully in the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk.

(c) An operator of a vehicle facing a green arrow signal, displayed alone or with another signal, may cautiously enter the intersection to move in the direction permitted by the arrow or other indication shown simultaneously. The operator shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian lawfully in an adjacent crosswalk and shall yield the right-of-way to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(d) An operator of a vehicle facing only a steady red signal shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. A vehicle that is not turning shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown. After stopping, standing until the intersection may be entered safely, and yielding right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully in an adjacent crosswalk and other traffic lawfully using the intersection, the operator may:

(1) turn right; or

(2) turn left, if the intersecting streets are both one-way streets and a left turn is permissible.

(e) An operator of a vehicle facing a steady yellow signal is warned by that signal that:

(1) movement authorized by a green signal is being terminated; or

(2) a red signal is to be given.

(f) The Texas Transportation Commission, a municipal authority, or the commissioners court of a county may prohibit within the entity's jurisdiction a turn by an operator of a vehicle facing a steady red signal by posting notice at the intersection that the turn is prohibited.

(g) This section applies to an official traffic-control signal placed and maintained at a place other than an intersection, except for a provision that by its nature cannot apply. A required stop shall be made at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made. In the absence of such a sign or marking, the stop shall be made at the signal.

(h) The obligations imposed by this section apply to an operator of a streetcar in the same manner they apply to the operator of a vehicle.

(i) An operator of a vehicle facing a traffic-control signal, other than a freeway entrance ramp control signal or a pedestrian hybrid beacon, that does not display an indication in any of the signal heads shall stop as provided by Section 544.010 as if the intersection had a stop sign.

(j) In this section:

(1) "Freeway entrance ramp control signal" means a traffic-control signal that controls the flow of traffic entering a freeway.

(2) "Pedestrian hybrid beacon" means a pedestrian-controlled traffic-control signal that displays different colored lights successively only when activated by a pedestrian.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, Sec. 19.04, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 485 (H.B. 885), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.

Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 944 (S.B. 1055), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2021.

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Sec. 544.0075. CERTAIN TRAFFIC-ACTUATED ELECTRIC TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS. (a) This section applies only to a traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signal that consists of a traffic-control signal for which the intervals vary according to the demands of vehicular traffic as registered by a detector and that is installed and operating at an intersection.

(b) In addition to any other type of vehicle the presence of which the detector for the traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signal may register, the detector for a traffic-actuated electric traffic-control device to which this section applies must be capable of registering the presence of a motorcycle or moped.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 219 (H.B. 1279), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 882 (H.B. 3171), Sec. 2.04, eff. September 1, 2019.

Sec. 544.008. FLASHING SIGNALS. (a) The operator of a vehicle facing a flashing red signal shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. In the absence of a crosswalk, the operator shall stop at the place nearest the intersecting roadway where the operator has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway. The right to proceed is subject to the rules applicable after stopping at a stop sign.

(b) The operator of a vehicle facing a flashing yellow signal may proceed through an intersection or past the signal only with caution.

(c) This section does not apply at a railroad crossing.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.009. LANE-DIRECTION-CONTROL SIGNALS. If a lane-direction-control signal is placed over an individual lane of a highway, a vehicle may travel in a lane over which a green signal is shown but may not enter or travel in a lane over which a red signal is shown.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.010. STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS. (a) Unless directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal, the operator of a vehicle or streetcar approaching an intersection with a stop sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).

(b) If safety requires, the operator of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).

(c) An operator required to stop by this section shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. In the absence of a crosswalk, the operator shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop at the place nearest the intersecting roadway where the operator has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 544.011. LANE USE SIGNS. If, on a highway having more than one lane with vehicles traveling in the same direction, the Texas Department of Transportation or a local authority places a sign that directs slower traffic to travel in a lane other than the farthest left lane, the sign must read "left lane for passing only."

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 628, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 17.08, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Sec. 544.013. CHANGEABLE MESSAGE SIGN SYSTEM. (a) In this section, "changeable message sign" means a sign that conforms to the manual and specifications adopted under Section 544.001. The term includes a dynamic message sign.

(b) The Texas Department of Transportation in cooperation with local governments shall actively manage a system of changeable message signs located on highways under the jurisdiction of the department to mitigate traffic congestion by providing current information to the traveling public, including information about traffic incidents, weather conditions, road construction, and alternative routes when applicable.

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Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1345 (S.B. 1420), Sec. 53, eff. September 1, 2011.

FAQs

What is the Texas Transportation Code? ›

A Texas transportation code is a shorthand way of writing down a specific offense that a person is charged with committing. These codes usually match the location of the offense under Texas law, which makes it much easier to locate the full legal information if you're inclined to do so.

Who is in charge of traffic lights in Texas? ›

The Transportation and Planning Division operates and maintains all traffic signals and flashing beacons located on roadways in the unincorporated areas of the County with the exception of those roadways maintained by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Is there a minimum speed limit in Texas? ›

Unless a minimum speed is posted there is no fixed minimum speed for highway driving. Sometimes weather conditions dictate driving under the posted speed limit to ensure safety. However, you can be cited for obstructing traffic if indeed you are impeding the safe forward progress of other vehicles on the roadways.

How tall are traffic lights in Texas? ›

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While there's no concrete law about how tall traffic lights are or have to be, they're generally positioned 18 feet off the ground.

What are the DOT requirements in Texas? ›

Who Needs a Texas DOT Number?
  • Using a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a GVWR, registered gross weight, or gross weight over 26,000 pounds.
  • Transporting hazardous materials.
  • Operating farm vehicles with a GVWR, registered gross weight, or gross weight over 48,000 pounds.

What is a moving violation in Texas? ›

Moving Violations. (a) Moving violations are an act committed in connection with the operation of a motor vehicle on a public street or highway, which constitutes a hazard to traffic and is prohibited by state law or city ordinance.

Can you turn right on red in Texas? ›

It is ok to turn right on red in Texas as long as you stop at the correct place before turning and remember to pay attention to specific no turn on red signs.

Can I turn left on a red arrow in Texas? ›

Arrow signals and rules

Steady red arrow = Stop. No left turns allowed. Steady yellow arrow = Prepare to stop. Flashing yellow arrow = Left turns allowed, but you must yield to oncoming traffic.

Why are the stop lights in Texas sideways? ›

The most common reason to position a traffic light horizontally is clearance. Sometimes, positioning a traffic light vertically wouldn't allow for enough clearance underneath for tall vehicles to pass underneath. In this case, it makes sense for the light to be hung horizontally.

How many miles can you go over the speed limit in Texas? ›

Technically, going a single mile over the speed limit is breaking the law. Most cops and state troopers understand that speedometers are accurate within two mph or less, depending on the age and model of the vehicle. The leeway traffic cops give drivers is situational.

Can you speed while passing in Texas? ›

Even if you live in Texas or another state with prima facie speed limits, you can get pulled over for speeding to pass another car when it's not necessary.

How much over the speed limit can you go? ›

HOW FAR CAN YOU GO OVER THE SPEED LIMIT? By law, anything over the official speed limit is liable for a speeding ticket. However, the police usually offer a buffer of 10% plus 2 mph above the speed limit, though this is entirely at their discretion.

Is it illegal to change lanes in an intersection in Texas? ›

In Texas, and in every other state that I could find, it is perfectly legal to change lanes in an intersection, so long as it can be done safely (which is always the requirement when changing lanes.)

How tall is a signal light? ›

Here are things you might not know about the ubiquitous devices that hang over crossroads and perch atop roadside poles: How tall are typical traffic signals? About 3½ feet, though they look much smaller from a distance, behind a windshield.

What does a circular green signal mean? ›

A “steady circular green” light means vehicular traffic may proceed straight, turn right or turn left through the intersection unless otherwise specifically prohibited. Vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicular and pedestrian traffic lawfully within the intersection.

How many hours can a CDL driver drive in Texas? ›

A driver must have 8 consecutive hours off duty before beginning a shift. After 8 hours off duty, a truck driver may only be on duty for 15 consecutive hours. Drivers may only stay on the road for up to 12 consecutive hours. No driver may be on duty for more than 70 hours over a period of 7 days.

Do I need a TXDOT if I have a USDOT? ›

All motor carriers that are required to have Texas motor carrier registration will continue to be issued a TXDOT certificate number in addition to the USDOT number. Note: If you already have an “active” USDOT number, you do not have to re-apply for another one.

What needs to be displayed on commercial vehicles Texas? ›

Nature of marking. The marking must display the following information: The legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier operating the self-propelled CMV, as listed on the motor carrier identification report (Form MCS–150) and submitted in accordance with §390.19.

How long do tickets stay on your record in Texas? ›

In Texas, a traffic ticket stays on your driver's record for three years after your conviction. Along with a record of the violation, the points associated with the ticket also remain for three years.

Should I plead guilty or no contest to a speeding ticket in Texas? ›

The most important time to use a no contest plea is when there is some damage associated with the charge, like an accident. If you ran a red light and hit someone and are charged with failure to obey a traffic control devise, a guilty plea and admission can be used in civil court to show fault for the accident.

How many tickets can you get in Texas? ›

Your Texas driver's license may be suspended if you have four moving violations or more within 12 months, or you have seven moving violations or more within 24 months.

Is running a yellow light illegal in Texas? ›

Is running a yellow light illegal in Texas? Running a yellow light is not strictly prohibited in Texas. Instead, a yellow light is just a warning that the light is about to change to red. There is no grace period when the light turns red, so a driver should heed the warning to stop for a yellow light in Texas.

What should you do if you approach a yellow traffic light? ›

The answer is simple: STOP! According to the law, every driver has to stop at a yellow light unless he or she is too close to the intersection to stop safely.

How many feet before making a turn should you signal at a minimum? ›

HAND AND VEHICLE SIGNALS

Before you stop, turn or change lanes, let the other drivers know what you are going to do by signaling. You can signal with your hand and arm or with your vehicle's turn signals and brake lights. You should signal at least 100 feet before you turn so the other drivers can be ready.

Can you turn left on a blinking yellow light? ›

Flashing Yellow Arrow: Left turns allowed, but you must yield to oncoming traffi c/pedestrians. Solid Green Arrow: It's safe to turn left. Oncoming traffi c must stop. Safer – A national study demonstrated drivers had fewer crashes with flashing yellow left turn arrows than with traditional signals.

What do two red arrows mean? ›

Double Red Arrow

At many locations where the City uses protected only left turns, the need for traffic to stop when needed is emphasize by using two red circular indications or two red arrows.

What does a blinking green arrow mean? ›

Drivers facing a flashing green traffic control light are permitted to go through, turn left or turn right without stopping. Opposing traffic will be facing a red light; however a driver must still yield to pedestrians or other vehicles lawfully in the intersection.

What does a green arrow mean? ›

When you turn during the green arrow phase, your turn is "protected" because oncoming traffic is stopped by a red light. If the green arrow turns into a green light, you may still turn in that direction, but first yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic.

What does a red flashing arrow mean? ›

Flashing Red Arrow Traffic Signal.

A flashing red arrow should be treated as a 'stop sign'. You may proceed once you stop and determine the intersection is clear of all pedestrians, vehicles, and other potential hazards.

Why stop lights are red? ›

Red has the longest wavelength in the visible light region, and with a longer wavelength it is least likely to be interfered with. Another way of thinking about interference is light scattering.

Is driving over 100 mph a felony in Texas? ›

Ooh, close call! Driving over 100 mph isn't a felony unless it leads to serious injury or death. That being said, the officer could've charged you with reckless driving, which is typically a misdemeanor criminal charge. In most cases, speeding only comes with a fine and traffic points, not criminal charges.

Is there a 90 mph speed limit in Texas? ›

The law sets the maximum at 70 mph, but allows the Texas Transportation Commission to establish a maximum speed limit of 75 mph (80 mph or 85 mph if the highway is designed to accommodate that speed) on the highway system if that speed is determined to be safe and reasonable after a traffic or engineering study.

How much is a 20 over speeding ticket Texas? ›

Dallas
VIOLATIONBASE FINETOTAL
SPEEDING (1 ‐ 10 miles over the limit)$97$201.10
SPEEDING (11 - 15 miles over the limit)$122$226.10
SPEEDING (16 - 20 miles over the limit)$147$251.10
SPEEDING (over 20 mph)$200$304.10
4 more rows
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Is passing on the shoulder legal in Texas? ›

First, it is not illegal to touch the white line of the shoulder under Texas Transportation Code § 545.058. If you are pulled over for this, the courts have determined this is not a violation of the law and does not provide a reasonable basis for an officer to pull you over and search your vehicle.

Where in Texas is there no speed limit? ›

AUSTIN, Texas — The new US 183 South toll road runs from U.S. 290 East to Texas 71 near the Austin airport. The 8-mile roadway opened in early 2021 but, more than a year later, it still has no posted speed limits.

Is it illegal to drive in the left lane in Texas? ›

Texas law prohibits driving in the left lane of multiple lane roadways unless drivers are passing other vehicles, making a left turn or to avoid a roadway obstruction. Violators clog freeways and highways, causing needless obstructions to the smooth flow of traffic, officers say.

Do speed cameras allow 10 percent? ›

You're currently allowed 10 per cent of the limit plus 2 mph. The 10 per cent allows for a difference between your speed and the cameras and the 2 mph on top is because all car manufacturers set speedometers around 2 mph below the speed you're actually doing in an attempt to slow people down.

What happens if you get 2 speeding tickets? ›

The general rule is that where 2 speeding offences are deemed to have been committed 'over the course of the same journey, e.g. within a few minutes of each other, the Court can impose only one set of points for the two or more offences.

Can I check if I have been caught speeding? ›

How do you check if you have been caught speeding? There's no way to check if you've been caught speeding, you will have to wait and see if you receive notice from the local police force in the post, which you should receive within 14 days.

Is peeling out illegal in Texas? ›

The Transportation Code no longer makes it illegal to peel out of a parking lot or stopped position, unless it is done so during a drag race.

Is it illegal to block driveways in Texas? ›

Question: Is it illegal to block someone's driveway? Answer: Yes. According to Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.302, drivers cannot park in front of a driveway, whether public or private.

Do you have to turn into the closest lane? ›

When you're turning right from the right-most lane, you can't turn into the middle or left-most lane – you have to turn into the right-most lane. That's the lane closest to the right curb. You have to turn into that lane even if it's ending soon. Sometimes, roads have more than one designated turning lane.

What Colour are the traffic lights? ›

The signals must be arranged red, yellow and green vertically (top to bottom) or horizontally (left to right).

What size are traffic lights? ›

According to Reference, the most popular traffic light is the standard three-light pattern with eight-inch lenses. Each lens is as big as the average human's head, 9.5 inches wide and six inches deep. Stacked on top of each other, these traffic lights measure 30 inches tall.

How many inches is a stop light? ›

The approximate diameter of a traffic light lens is 8 or 12 inches. A whole traffic signal with an 8 inch lens is approximately 30 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide, and 6 inches deep. A whole traffic signal with a 12 inch lens is approximately 42 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide, and 8 inches deep.

What are the 4 types of road signs? ›

The driver should always watch out for road signs, signals and markings which provide useful information.
...
The road signs are categorized into three, namely, regulatory, warning and informative signs.
  • Regulatory Signs: They are mostly circular in shape. ...
  • Warning Signs: ...
  • Informative Signs:
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What does 3 horizontal yellow lights mean? ›

This is a warning to motorists that the signals will change but does not require any further action. You may drive straight over the crosswalk. 3. Steady yellow light. As with standard traffic lights, a steady yellow light indicates that motorists must stop prior to the crosswalk, unless it is not safe to do so.

What is red signal? ›

RED—A red signal light means STOP. A right turn can be made against a red light ONLY after you stop and yield to pedestrians and vehicles in your path. DO NOT turn if there is a sign posted for NO TURN ON RED. FLASHING RED—A flashing red signal light means exactly the same as a stop sign: STOP!

Does Texas Transportation Code apply to private property? ›

(a) This section applies only to a subdivision in which the roads are privately owned or maintained that is located in a municipality with a population of 300 or more.

What is the purpose of the Texas Administrative Code? ›

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. There are 16 titles in the TAC. Each title represents a category and related agencies are assigned to the appropriate title. The following TAC titles apply to health and human services.

What is Texas health and Safety Code? ›

Description. This code defines the role, purpose, and rules for the Texas Board of Health and the Texas Department of Health to better protect and promote the health of the people.

What is an authorized emergency vehicle in Texas? ›

(K) a private vehicle of an employee or volunteer of a county emergency management division in a county with a population of more than 46,500 and less than 48,000 that is designated as an authorized emergency vehicle by the commissioners court of that county.

How do I know if a road is public or private in Texas? ›

First, let's define what exactly is considered a private road in Texas: According to the Texas DOT, a private road is a road/driveway that “is owned and maintained by an individual, business, or other non-county entity.” Private roads are roads on private property and generally do not receive public services.

What is the maximum daytime speed limit in Texas? ›

According to the National Conference for State Legislators, Texas is the only state with different daytime and nighttime speed limits on rural and urban interstate highways. Currently, lawful speed limits are 60 or 70 miles per hour (MPH) in daytime or 55 or 65 MPH in nighttime.

Can you change lanes in an intersection in Texas? ›

In Texas, and in every other state that I could find, it is perfectly legal to change lanes in an intersection, so long as it can be done safely (which is always the requirement when changing lanes.)

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