Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 545.4145
Riding in or on Boat or Personal Watercraft Drawn by Vehicle; Offense


A person commits an offense if the person operates a motor vehicle on a highway or street when a child younger than 18 years of age is occupying a boat or personal watercraft being drawn by the motor vehicle.


It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person was:


operating the motor vehicle in a parade or in an emergency; or


operating the motor vehicle on a beach.


In this section, "boat" and "personal watercraft" have the meanings assigned by Section 31.003, Parks and Wildlife Code.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172 (H.B. 2981), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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