Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 546.007
Closure of Road or Highway by Firefighter


This section applies only to a firefighter who is employed by or a member of:


a fire department operated by an emergency services district;


a volunteer fire department; or


a fire department of a general-law municipality.


A firefighter, when performing the firefighters official duties, may close one or more lanes of a road or highway to protect the safety of persons or property.


The closure shall be limited to the affected lane or lanes and one additional lane unless the safety of emergency personnel operating on the road or highway requires more lanes to be closed.


In making a closure under this section, the firefighter shall deploy one or more authorized emergency vehicles with audible and visual signals that meet the requirements of Sections 547.305 and 547.702.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 490 (H.B. 993), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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