Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 546.001
Permissible Conduct

In operating an authorized emergency vehicle the operator may:


park or stand, irrespective of another provision of this subtitle;


proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, after slowing as necessary for safe operation;


exceed a maximum speed limit, except as provided by an ordinance adopted under Section 545.365 (Speed Limit Exception for Emergencies; Municipal Regulation), as long as the operator does not endanger life or property; and


disregard a regulation governing the direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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