Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 545.252
All Vehicles to Stop at Certain Railroad Grade Crossings


The Texas Department of Transportation or a local authority, with respect to a highway in its jurisdiction, may:


designate a railroad grade crossing as particularly dangerous; and


erect a stop sign or other official traffic-control device at the grade crossing.


An operator approaching a stop sign or other official traffic-control device that requires a stop and that is erected under Subsection (a) shall stop not closer than 15 feet or farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail of the railroad and may proceed only with due care.


The costs of installing and maintaining a mechanically operated grade crossing safety device, gate, sign, or signal erected under this section shall be apportioned and paid on the same percentage ratio and in the same proportionate amounts by this state and all participating political subdivisions of this state as costs are apportioned and paid between the state and the United States.


An offense under this section is punishable by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $200.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.107(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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