Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 228.054
Toll Payment Required; Emergency Vehicles Exempt


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (e), the operator of a vehicle, other than an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined by Section 541.201 (Vehicles), that is driven or towed through a toll collection facility shall pay the proper toll. The exemption from payment of a toll for an authorized emergency vehicle applies regardless of whether the vehicle is:

(1)

responding to an emergency;

(2)

displaying a flashing light; or

(3)

marked as an emergency vehicle.

(b)

Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (S.B. 312), Sec. 74(2), eff. September 1, 2017.

(c)

Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (S.B. 312), Sec. 74(2), eff. September 1, 2017.

(d)

In this section, “authorized emergency vehicle” has the meaning assigned by Section 541.201 (Vehicles).

(e)

Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the department may waive the requirement of the payment of a toll or may authorize the payment of a reduced toll for any vehicle or class of vehicles.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 872, Sec. 2.15, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1246, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 23 (S.B. 129), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Transferred from Transportation Code, Section 361.252 and amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 281 (H.B. 2702), Sec. 2.41, eff. June 14, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 258 (S.B. 11), Sec. 4.01, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 641 (S.B. 959), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (S.B. 312), Sec. 27, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (S.B. 312), Sec. 28, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (S.B. 312), Sec. 74(2), eff. September 1, 2017.
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