Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 542.202
Powers of Local Authorities


This subtitle does not prevent a local authority, with respect to a highway under its jurisdiction and in the reasonable exercise of the police power, from:


regulating traffic by police officers or traffic-control devices;


regulating the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle;


regulating or prohibiting a procession or assemblage on a highway;


regulating the operation and requiring registration and licensing of a bicycle or electric bicycle, including payment of a registration fee, except as provided by Section 551.106 (Regulation of Bicycles by Department or Local Authority);


regulating the time, place, and manner in which a roller skater may use a highway;


regulating the speed of a vehicle in a public park;


regulating or prohibiting the turning of a vehicle or specified type of vehicle at an intersection;


designating an intersection as a stop intersection or a yield intersection and requiring each vehicle to stop or yield at one or more entrances to the intersection;


designating a highway as a through highway;


designating a highway as a one-way highway and requiring each vehicle on the highway to move in one specific direction;


designating school crossing guards and school crossing zones;


altering a speed limit as authorized by this subtitle; or


adopting other traffic rules specifically authorized by this subtitle.


In this section:


“Roller skater” means a person wearing footwear with a set of wheels attached.


“Through highway” means a highway or a portion of a highway on which:


vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way; and


vehicular traffic entering from an intersecting highway is required by law to yield right-of-way in compliance with an official traffic-control device.


“Regulating” means criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement against a person, including the owner or operator of a motor vehicle, in accordance with a state law or a municipal ordinance.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1085, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 359, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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