Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 547.611
Use of Certain Video Equipment and Television Receivers


A motor vehicle may be equipped with video receiving equipment, including a television, a digital video disc player, a videocassette player, or similar equipment, only if the equipment is located so that the video display is not visible from the operators seat unless the vehicles transmission is in park or the vehicles parking brake is applied.


A motor vehicle specially designed as a mobile unit used by a licensed television station may have video receiving equipment located so that the video display is visible from the operators side, but the receiver may be used only when the vehicle is stopped.


This section does not prohibit the use of:


equipment used:


exclusively for receiving digital information for commercial purposes;


exclusively for a safety or law enforcement purpose, if each installation is approved by the department;


in a remote television transmission truck; or


exclusively for monitoring the performance of equipment installed on a vehicle used for safety purposes in connection with the operations of a natural gas, water, or electric utility; or


a monitoring device that:


produces an electronic display; and


is used exclusively in conjunction with a mobile navigation system installed in the vehicle.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.117(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 942 (H.B. 3832), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.
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