Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 547.004
General Offenses


(a)

A person commits an offense that is a misdemeanor if the person operates or moves or, as an owner, knowingly permits another to operate or move, a vehicle that:

(1)

is unsafe so as to endanger a person;

(2)

is not equipped in a manner that complies with the vehicle equipment standards and requirements established by this chapter; or

(3)

is equipped in a manner prohibited by this chapter.

(b)

A person commits an offense that is a misdemeanor if the person operates a vehicle equipped with an item of vehicle equipment that the person knows has been determined in a compliance proceeding under Section 547.206 to not comply with a department standard.

(c)

A court may dismiss a charge brought under this section if the defendant:

(1)

remedies the defect before the defendants first court appearance; and

(2)

pays an administrative fee not to exceed $10.

(c)

A court may dismiss a charge brought under this section if the defendant:

(1)

remedies the defect before the defendants first court appearance; and

(2)

pays a fine not to exceed $10.

(d)

Subsection (c) does not apply to an offense involving a commercial motor vehicle.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 1623), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 346), Sec. 2.72, eff. January 1, 2020.
Sec. 547.005. OFFENSE RELATING TO VIOLATION OF SPECIAL-USE PROVISIONS. (a) A person may not use a slow-moving-vehicle emblem on a stationary object or a vehicle other than a slow-moving vehicle.

(b)

A person may not operate a motor vehicle bearing the words "school bus" unless the vehicle is used primarily to transport persons to or from school or a school-related activity. In this subsection, "school" means a privately or publicly supported elementary or secondary school, day-care center, preschool, or institution of higher education and includes a church if the church is engaged in providing formal education.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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