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Transportation Code 545.401 on 8/1/2019

	
					

Sec. 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 punishable by:

(1)  a fine not to exceed $200;

(2)  confinement in county jail for not more than 30 days; or

(3)  both the fine and the confinement.

(c)  Notwithstanding Section 542.001, this section applies to:

(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, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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