Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 547.101
Rules and Standards in General


(a)

The department may adopt rules necessary to administer this chapter.

(b)

The department may adopt standards for vehicle equipment to:

(1)

protect the public from unreasonable risk of death or injury; and

(2)

enforce safety standards of the United States as permitted under the federal motor vehicle act.

(c)

A department standard must:

(1)

duplicate a standard of the United States that applies to the same aspect of vehicle equipment performance as the department standard; or

(2)

if there is no standard of the United States for the same aspect of vehicle equipment performance as the department standard, conform as closely as possible to a relevant standard of the United States, similar standards established by other states, and a standard issued or endorsed by recognized national standard-setting organizations or agencies.

(d)

The department may not adopt a vehicle equipment standard inconsistent with a standard provided by this chapter.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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