Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 545.401
Reckless Driving; Offense


A person commits an offense if the person drives a vehicle in wilful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.


An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by:


a fine not to exceed $200;


confinement in county jail for not more than 30 days; or


both the fine and the confinement.


Notwithstanding Section 542.001 (Vehicles on Highways), this section applies to:


a private access way or parking area provided for a client or patron by a business, other than a private residential property or the property of a garage or parking lot for which a charge is made for the storing or parking of motor vehicles; and


a highway or other public place.


Notwithstanding Section 542.004 (Persons and Equipment Engaged in Work on Highway Surface), this section applies to a person, a team, or motor vehicles and other equipment engaged in work on a highway surface.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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