Texas Transportation Code - Section 545.401. Reckless Driving; Offense
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Section: 545.359 545.360 545.361 545.362 545.3625 545.363 545.365 545.401 545.402 545.403 545.404 545.405 545.406 545.407 545.408
§ 545.401. RECKLESS DRIVING; OFFENSE. (a) A person
commits an offense if the person drives a vehicle in wilful or
wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
(b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
(1) a fine not to exceed $200;
(2) confinement in county jail for not more than 30
(3) both the fine and the confinement.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 542.001, this section applies
(1) a private access way or parking area provided for a
client or patron by a business, other than a private residential
property or the property of a garage or parking lot for which a
charge is made for the storing or parking of motor vehicles; and
(2) a highway or other public place.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 542.004, this section applies
to a person, a team, or motor vehicles and other equipment engaged
in work on a highway surface.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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