(1)A bus designed to accommodate 15+ passengers, including the operator, that is owned, operated, rented, or leased by a school district, county school, open-enrollment charter school, regional education service center, or shared services arrangement and
(2)that is used to transport public school students on a school-related activity trip, other than on routes to and from school.
*The term does not include a chartered bus, a bus operated by a mass transit authority, a school bus, or a multifunction school activity bus.
means a chemical compound or mechanical mixture that:
(A) is commonly intended for use or used to produce an explosion; and
(B) contains ingredients, which may include oxidizing or combustive units, in packing, proportions, or quantities that, if ignited by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator, could suddenly generate highly heated gases that could damage surrounding objects or destroy life or limb.
(A) decayable waste from a public or private establishment, residence, or restaurant, including animal and vegetable waste material from a market or storage facility handling or storing produce or other food products, or the handling, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food, but not including sewage, body wastes, or industrial by-products; or
(B) nondecayable solid waste, except ashes, that consists of:
(i) combustible waste material, including paper, rags, cartons, wood, excelsior, furniture, rubber, plastics, yard trimmings, leaves, or similar materials;
(ii) noncombustible waste material, including glass, crockery, tin or aluminum cans, metal furniture, and similar materials that do not burn at ordinary incinerator temperatures of 1800 degrees Fahrenheit or less; and
(iii) discarded or worn-out manufactured materials and machinery, including motor vehicles and parts of motor vehicles, tires, aircraft, farm implements, building or construction materials, appliances, and scrap metal.
means the entire width between property lines of a road, street, way, thoroughfare, bridge, public beach, or park in this state, not privately owned or controlled, if any part of the road, street, way, thoroughfare, bridge, public beach, or park:
(A) open to public for vehicular traffic;
(B) is used as a public recreational area; or
(C) is under the state's legislative jurisdiction through its police power.
(a) This chapter does not apply to:
(1) a vehicle that is controlled and operated by a farmer and:
(A) used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, or farm supplies to or from a farm;
(B) used w/in 150 miles of the person's farm; and
(C) not used in the operations of a common or contract motor carrier;
(2) a fire-fighting or emergency vehicle necessary to the preservation of life or property or the execution of emergency governmental functions, whether operated by an employee of a political subdivision or by a volunteer fire fighter;
(3) a military vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle, when operated for military purposes by military personnel, including:
(A) active duty military personnel; and
(B) members of the reserves and national guard on active duty, including personnel on full-time national guard duty, personnel engaged in part-time training, and national guard military technicians;
(4) a recreational vehicle that is driven for personal use;
(5) a vehicle that is owned, leased, or controlled by an air carrier, as defined by Section 21.155, and that is driven or operated exclusively by an employee of the air carrier only on the premises of an airport, as defined by Section 22.001, on service roads to which the public does not have access; or
(6) a vehicle used exclusively to transport seed cotton modules or cotton burrs.
(a) The department may issue a Class A, Class B, or Class C commercial driver's license.
(b) Class A covers a combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, if the gross vehicle weight rating of the towed vehicle or vehicles exceeds 10,000 pounds.
(c) Class B covers:
(1) a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more;
(2) a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less; and
(3) a vehicle designed to transport 24 passengers or more, including the driver.
(d) Class C covers a single vehicle or combination of vehicles not described by Subsection (b) or (c) that is:
(1) designed to transport 16-23 passengers, including the driver; or
(2) used in the transportation of hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded under 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F.
(e) The holder of a commercial driver's license may drive any vehicle in the class for which the license is issued and lesser classes of vehicles except a motorcycle or moped. The holder may drive a motorcycle only if authorization to drive a motorcycle is shown on the commercial driver's license and the requirements for issuance of a motorcycle license have been met.
A person may not, without lawful authority, alter, injure, knock down, or remove or attempt to alter, injure, knock down, or remove:
(1) an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal;
(2) an inscription, shield, or insignia on an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal; or
(3) another part of an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal.
(a) A person may not place, maintain, or display on or in view of a highway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking, or device that:
(1) imitates or resembles an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal;
(2) attempts to direct the movement of traffic; or
(3) hides from view or hinders the effectiveness of an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal.
(b) A person may not place or maintain on a highway, and a public authority may not permit on a highway, a traffic sign or signal bearing commercial advertising.
(c) A person may not place or maintain a flashing light or flashing electric sign within 1,000 feet of an intersection except under a permit issued by the Texas Transportation Commission.
(d) This section does not prohibit a person from placing on private property adjacent to a highway a sign that gives useful directional information and that cannot be mistaken for an official sign.
(e) A sign, signal, light, or marking prohibited under this section is a public nuisance. The authority with jurisdiction over the highway may remove that sign, signal, light, or marking without notice.