Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 547.323
Stoplamps Required


Except as provided by Subsection (b), a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer shall be equipped with at least two stoplamps.


A passenger car manufactured or assembled before the model year 1960 shall be equipped with at least one stoplamp.


A stoplamp shall be mounted on the rear of the vehicle.


A stoplamp shall emit a red or amber light, or a color between red and amber, that is:


visible in normal sunlight at a distance of at least 300 feet from the rear of the vehicle; and


displayed when the vehicle service brake is applied.


If vehicles are traveling in combination, only the stoplamps on the rearmost vehicle are required to emit a light for the distance specified in Subsection (d).


A stoplamp may be included as a part of another rear lamp.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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