Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 541.401
Miscellaneous Terms

In this subtitle:


“Daytime” means the period beginning one-half hour before sunrise and ending one-half hour after sunset.


“Explosive” means a chemical compound or mechanical mixture that:


is commonly intended for use or used to produce an explosion; and


contains ingredients, which may include oxidizing or combustive units, in packing, proportions, or quantities that, if ignited by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator, could suddenly generate highly heated gases that could damage surrounding objects or destroy life or limb.


“Flammable liquid” means a liquid that has a flash point of not more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by a tagliabue or equivalent closed-cup test device.


“Gross vehicle weight” means the weight of a vehicle and the weight of its load.


“Nighttime” means the period beginning one-half hour after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise.


“Park” or “parking” means to stand an occupied or unoccupied vehicle, other than temporarily while loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.


“Personal injury” means an injury to any part of the human body and that requires treatment.


“Right-of-way” means the right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian that is approaching from a direction, at a speed, and within a proximity that could cause a collision unless one grants precedence to the other.


“Stand” or “standing” means to halt an occupied or unoccupied vehicle, other than temporarily while receiving or discharging passengers.


“Stop” or “stopping” means:


when required, to completely cease movement; and


when prohibited, to halt, including momentarily halting, an occupied or unoccupied vehicle, unless necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the directions of a police officer or a traffic-control sign or signal.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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