Observation of the unsafe & unlawful parking, stopping, standing of official law enforcement motor vehicles during a LIDAR speed enforcement operation.
(As of Dec 1, 2008)
TRANSPORTATION CODE CHAPTER 545. OPERATION AND MOVEMENT OF
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD
CHAPTER 545. OPERATION AND MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES
SUBCHAPTER G. STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING
Sec.545.302.STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN
CERTAIN PLACES. (a)An operator may not stop, stand, or park a
(1)on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked
at the edge or curb of a street;
(2)on a sidewalk;
(3)in an intersection;
(4)on a crosswalk;
(5)between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or
within 30 feet of a place on the curb immediately opposite the ends
of a safety zone, unless the governing body of a municipality
designates a different length by signs or markings;
(6)alongside or opposite a street excavation or
obstruction if stopping, standing, or parking the vehicle would
(7)on a bridge or other elevated structure on a
highway or in a highway tunnel;
(8)on a railroad track; or
(9)where an official sign prohibits stopping.
(b)An operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or
discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied or unoccupied
(1)in front of a public or private driveway;
(2)within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(3)within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(4)within 30 feet on the approach to a flashing
signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at
the side of a roadway;
(5)within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire
station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to a fire
station within 75 feet of the entrance, if the entrance is properly
marked with a sign; or
(6)where an official sign prohibits standing.
(c)An operator may not, except temporarily to load or
unload merchandise or passengers, park an occupied or unoccupied
(1)within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad
(2)where an official sign prohibits parking.
(d)A person may stop, stand, or park a bicycle on a sidewalk
if the bicycle does not impede the normal and reasonable movement of
pedestrian or other traffic on the sidewalk.
(e)A municipality may adopt an ordinance exempting a
private vehicle operated by an elevator constructor responding to
an elevator emergency from Subsections (a)(1), (a)(5), (a)(6),
(a)(9), (b), and (c).
(f)Subsections (a), (b), and (c) do not apply if the
avoidance of conflict with other traffic is necessary or if the
operator is complying with the law or the directions of a police
officer or official traffic-control device.
(g)If the governing body of a municipality determines that
it is necessary to improve the economic development of the
municipality ’s central business district and that it will not
adversely affect public safety, the governing body may adopt an
ordinance regulating the standing, stopping, or parking of a
vehicle at a place described by Subsection (a)(1), other than a road
or highway in the state highway system, in the central business
district of the municipality as defined in the ordinance. To the
extent of any conflict between the ordinance and Subsection (a)(1),
the ordinance controls.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended
by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 814, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999.