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 (Compliance Proceeding Hearing) 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 defendant’s 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.
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