|Passing an Authorized Emergency Vehicle
A law went into effect in September 2003 that makes it a violation to pass certain stationary emergency vehicles on a highway. The Texas Transportation Code, Section 545.157, states that upon approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle using visual signals, an operator of a vehicle, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle when driving on a highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle; or to slow to a speed not to exceed 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or more; or five miles per hour when the posted speed limit is less than 25 miles per hour.
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