Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 547.332
Other Lamps Permitted


A motor vehicle may be equipped with:

(1)

not more than two side cowl or fender lamps that emit an amber or white light without glare;

(2)

not more than two running board courtesy lamps, one on each side of the vehicle, that emit an amber or white light without glare; and

(3)

one or more backup lamps that:

(A)

emit an amber or white light only when the vehicle is not moving forward; and

(B)

may be displayed separately or in combination with another lamp.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Sec. 547.333. MULTIPLE-BEAM LIGHTING EQUIPMENT REQUIRED. (a) Unless provided otherwise, a headlamp, auxiliary driving lamp, auxiliary passing lamp, or combination of those lamps mounted on a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle:

(1)

shall be arranged so that the operator can select at will between distributions of light projected at different elevations; and

(2)

may be arranged so that the operator can select the distribution automatically.

(b)

A lamp identified by Subsection (a) shall produce:

(1)

an uppermost distribution of light or composite beam that is aimed and emits light sufficient to reveal a person or vehicle at a distance of at least 450 feet ahead during all conditions of loading; and

(2)

a lowermost distribution of light or composite beam that:

(A)

is aimed and emits light sufficient to reveal a person or vehicle at a distance of at least 150 feet ahead; and

(B)

is aimed so that no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam on a vehicle that is operated on a straight, level road under any condition of loading projects into the eyes of an approaching vehicle operator.

(c)

A person who operates a vehicle on a roadway or shoulder shall select a distribution of light or composite beam that is aimed and emits light sufficient to reveal a person or vehicle at a safe distance ahead of the vehicle, except that:

(1)

an operator approaching an oncoming vehicle within 500 feet shall select:

(A)

the lowermost distribution of light or composite beam, regardless of road contour or condition of loading; or

(B)

a distribution aimed so that no part of the high-intensity portion of the lamp projects into the eyes of an approaching vehicle operator; and

(2)

an operator approaching a vehicle from the rear within 300 feet may not select the uppermost distribution of light.

(d)

A motor vehicle of a model year of 1948 or later, other than a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, that has multiple-beam lighting equipment shall be equipped with a beam indicator that is:

(1)

designed and located so that the lighted indicator is visible without glare to the vehicle operator; and

(2)

lighted only when the uppermost distribution of light is in use.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Sec. 547.334. SINGLE-BEAM LIGHTING EQUIPMENT PERMITTED. (a) In lieu of the multiple-beam lighting equipment required by Section 547.333, a headlamp system that provides a single distribution of light and meets the requirements of Subsection (b) is permitted for:

(1)

a farm tractor; or

(2)

a motor vehicle manufactured and sold before September 4, 1948.

(b)

The headlamp system specified by Subsection (a) shall:

(1)

emit a light sufficient to reveal a person or vehicle at a distance of at least 200 feet; and

(2)

be aimed so that no part of the high-intensity portion of the lamp projects a beam:

(A)

higher than five inches below the level of the center of the lamp at a distance of 25 feet ahead; or

(B)

higher than 42 inches above the ground at a distance of 75 feet ahead.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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