Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 542.404
Fine for Offense in Construction or Maintenance Work Zone


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (c), if an offense under this subtitle, other than an offense under Chapter 548 (Compulsory Inspection of Vehicles) or 552 (Pedestrians) or Section 545.412 (Child Passenger Safety Seat Systems; Offense) or 545.413 (Safety Belts; Offense), is committed in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present and any written notice to appear issued for the offense states on its face that workers were present when the offense was committed:

(1)

the minimum fine applicable to the offense is twice the minimum fine that would be applicable to the offense if it were committed outside a construction or maintenance work zone; and

(2)

the maximum fine applicable to the offense is twice the maximum fine that would be applicable to the offense if it were committed outside a construction or maintenance work zone.

(b)

In this section, “construction or maintenance work zone” has the meaning assigned by Section 472.022 (Obeying Warning Signs and Barricades).

(c)

The fine prescribed by Subsection (a) applies to a violation of a prima facie speed limit authorized by Subchapter H, Chapter 545 (Operation and Movement of Vehicles), only if the construction or maintenance work zone is marked by a sign indicating the applicable maximum lawful speed.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 674, Sec. 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 789, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 658 (H.B. 1097), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
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