Category Archives: Texas Road Laws

Texas Seat Belt Requirements

Understanding Seat Belt Requirements in Texas In the state of Texas, seat belts are required by law. As a lawyer, it is important to understand the relevant laws and regulations that apply to your clients and their cases. But what exactly do you need to know about seat belt requirements in Texas? Let’s take a […]

Is Lane Splitting Legal In Texas

Lane Splitting Texas Lane Splitting In Texas Lane splitting is when a motorcycle rides between lanes or rows of slow moving or stopped traffic that is moving in the same direction. Riders do this to save time or to bypass traffic congestion. In Texas motorcycle riders are not allowed to split lanes in any situation. […]

When Can A Child Sit In The Front Seat

When Can A Child Sit In The Front Seat?  Front Seat Law Child seat laws have mostly remained the same in Texas. The last substantial change in these laws occurred more than a decade ago. To put it simply, the Texas Transportation Code states that failing to secure a child in a safety seat properly […]

Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting When you ride a motorcycle on the dashed lines between lanes of traffic that move in the same direction, you are lane splitting. Splitting lanes in heavy traffic is an effective way to avoid getting struck from the behind by other motorists, according to a study by the University of California Berkeley. Another […]

Texas Helmet Law

Does Texas Have A Helmet Law Texas Helmet Wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle can help protect you from devastating injuries and even death. Helmets protect your head from serious injuries that can drastically change your qualify of life. If you are over 20 years of age, are a trained motorcycle operator, and have […]

U Turns In Texas

Texas U Turn Laws U Turn Laws In Texas Making a U-Turn is not illegal but you are only allowed to make U-Turns if you can see at least 500 feet in the direction of oncoming traffic. In some cities making u-turns is not allowed on some streets. They usually erect “no u-turn” signs so […]