Texas Transportation Code Sec. § 546.005 Duty of Care This chapter does not relieve the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle from: (1) the duty to operate the vehicle with appropriate regard for the safety of all persons; or (2) the consequences of reckless disregard for the safety of others. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.