New Texas Traffic Laws
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

All the texas stations and papers have talked about the new “Texas traffic laws”: which went into effect on Monday including a new “points system”: which could cause hefty surcharges for problem drivers.

I particularly find this law interesting:

bq. ??SB 193 requires drivers nearing a stopped emergency vehicle that has lights activated, unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer, to vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle, if the highway has two or more lanes traveling the direction of the emergency vehicle; or slow to a speed not more than 20 mph less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 mph or more; or slow to a speed not more than 5 mph when the posted speed limit is less than 25 mph. A violation is a punishable by a maximum fine of $200.??

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