Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 547.383
Lighting Requirements on Parked Vehicles


(a)

A vehicle, other than a moped or a motorcycle equipped with a motor that has an engine piston displacement of 250 cubic centimeters or less, shall be equipped with at least one lamp, or a combination of lamps, that:

(1)

emits a white or amber light visible at a distance of 1,000 feet from the front and a red light visible at a distance of 1,000 feet from the rear; and

(2)

is mounted so that at least one lamp is installed as near as practicable to the side of the vehicle that is closest to passing traffic.

(b)

A vehicle, other than a moped or a motorcycle equipped with a motor that has an engine piston displacement of 250 cubic centimeters or less, that is parked or stopped on a roadway or shoulder at a time specified in Section 547.302 (Duty to Display Lights)(a) shall display a lamp that complies with Subsection (a).

(c)

A vehicle that is lawfully parked on a highway is not required to display lights at night-time if there is sufficient light to reveal a person or vehicle on the highway at a distance of 1,000 feet.

(d)

A lighted headlamp on a parked vehicle shall be dimmed.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 882 (H.B. 3171), Sec. 2.11, eff. September 1, 2019.
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