Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 542.203
Limitation on Local Authorities


A local authority may not erect or maintain a traffic-control device to direct the traffic on a state highway, including a farm-to-market or ranch-to-market road, to stop or yield before entering or crossing an intersecting highway unless permitted by agreement between the local authority and the Texas Department of Transportation under Section 221.002 (Agreements With Municipalities).


An ordinance or rule of a local authority is not effective until signs giving notice are posted on or at the entrance to the highway or part of the highway, as may be most appropriate. This subsection applies only to an ordinance or rule that:


regulates the speed of a vehicle in a public park;


alters a speed limit as authorized by this subtitle;


designates an intersection as a stop intersection or a yield intersection; or


designates a highway as a one-way highway or a through highway.


An ordinance or rule of a local authority regulating the time, place, and manner in which a roller skater may use a highway may not alter the local authority’s standard of care or liability with regard to construction, design, or maintenance of a highway.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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