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9.1 TRAFFIC LAWS. TCLEOSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES 07/2804. Unit Goal: 9.1. The student will have knowledge of traffic laws contained in the Transportation Code (TC) and their applications. 9.1.1 Define the following vehicles in the TC. Vehicles to be defined - TC 541.201 :. Vehicles TC 541.201.

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    1. 9.1 TRAFFIC LAWS TCLEOSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES 07/2804

    2. Unit Goal: 9.1. The student will have knowledge of traffic laws contained in theTransportation Code (TC) and their applications.

    3. 9.1.1 Define the following vehicles in the TC.

    4. Vehicles to be defined - TC 541.201:

    5. Vehicles TC 541.201 • Authorized emergency • vehicle • Bicycle • Bus • Farm tractor • House trailer • Implement of husbandry • Light truck

    6. Vehicles TC 541.201 • Moped • Motorcycle • Motor driven cycle • Motor vehicle • Passenger car • Pole trailer • Road tractor

    7. Vehicles TC 541.201 • School bus • Semi trailer • Special mobile equipment • Trailer • Truck • Truck tractor • Vehicle

    8. 9.1.2. Define the following terms in the TC.

    9. Terms to be defined: • Persons - TC 541.001(4), 730.003(5), 680.001(3), 601.002(10) • Motor carrier TC 643.001(6) • Operator TC 545.002 • Owner TC 601.002(9) • Pedestrian TC 643.001(3) • Person TC 601.002(10), 680.001(3), 730.003(5) • School crossing guard TC 541.001(5)

    10. Governmental authorities TC 541.002 • Department • Director • Local authority • Police Officer • State • Property areas

    11. Metropolitan areas TC 541.101

    12. Restricted districts TC 541.102

    13. Personal injury TC 541.401(7)

    14. Non resident TC 521.001(7)

    15. 9.1.3. Define the following terms in the TC, as it relates to traffic, traffic areas, and traffic control.

    16. Terms to be defined:

    17. Traffic TC 541.301

    18. Traffic areas TC 541.302 • Alley • Crosswalk • Freeway • Freeway main line • Highway or street • Improved shoulder • Laned roadway

    19. Traffic areas TC 541.302 • Limited-access or controlled-access highway • Private road or driveway • Ramp • Roadway • Safety zone • School crossing zone • School crosswalk

    20. Traffic areas TC 541.302 • Shoulder • Sidewalk

    21. Arterial street TC 547.703(e)

    22. Through highway TC 542.202(b)(2)

    23. Intersection TC 541.303

    24. Traffic Control TC 541.304 • Official traffic control device • Railroad sign or signal • Traffic-control signal

    25. 9.1.4. Define the various miscellaneous terms listed in Chapter 541, TC.

    26. Terms to be defined – TC 541.401, TC 541.001(5):

    27. Miscellaneous Terms TC 541.401 • Daytime • Explosive • Flammable liquid • Gross vehicle weight • Nighttime • Park or parking

    28. Miscellaneous Terms TC 541.401 • Personal injury • Right-of-way • Stand or standing • Stop or stopping • School Crossing guard TC 541.001(6)

    29. 9.1.5. Define dispose and litter in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code, and discuss their application to traffic safety.

    30. Terms to be defined:

    31. Dispose or dump HSC 365.011(5) • Illegal dumping; criminal penalties HSC 365.012 • County regulation of litter near public highway; criminal penalty-HSC 365.034

    32. 9.1.6. Explain the required obedience and the effect of the TC.

    33. Terms Defined • Vehicles on highways TC 542.001 • Government vehicles TC 542.002 • Animals and animal drawn vehicles TC 542.003 • Persons and equipment engaged in work on highway surface TC 542.004 • Provisions of act uniform throughout state TC 542.201 • Powers of local authorities TC 542.202 • Rules on private property TC 542.005 • Speed restrictions on private roads TC 542.006

    34. Offenses • General offense TC 542.301 • Offense by person owning or controlling vehicle TC 542.302 • Inchoate offense TC 542.303

    35. General penalty TC 542.401

    36. Obedience required to police officers and to school crossing guards TC 542.501

    37. 9.1.7. Identify who may and who may not be licensed to drive in the state of Texas, the types and classes oflicenses that exist under Texas statutes, and understand the restrictions thereon.

    38. Driver’s license codes:

    39. License required TC 521.021 • Persons exempt from license requirement TC 521.027 • Operation of motor vehicle by new state residents TC 521.029 • License ineligibility in general TC 521.201 • Ineligibility for license based on certain convictions TC 521.202 • Restrictions on Class A and B licenses TC 521.203 • Restrictions on minor TC 521.204 • Operation of vehicle by person under 18 years of age TC 545.424

    40. Classification of driver’s licenses • Class A license TC 521.081 • Class B license TC 521.082 • Class C license TC 521.083 • Class M license TC 521.084

    41. Type of vehicle authorized TC 521.085 • Designator on license issued to person under 21 years of age TC 521.123 • Restricted licenses TC 521.221-521.225 • License to be carried and exhibited on demand; criminal penalty TC 521.025 • Suspension for offense relating to racing of motor vehicle on public highway or street - TC 521.350 • Driving while license invalid TC 521.457 • Commercial Drivers License Act • Applicability TC 522.004

    42. Definitions - TC 522.003 • Commercial driver’s license • Commercial driver’s learner’s permit • Commercial motor vehicle • Gross combination weight rating • Gross vehicle weight rating

    43. License or permit required; offense TC 522.011-522.015 • Classification, endorsement, or restriction of license TC 522.041-522.043 • Unauthorized driving TC 522.071-522.072

    44. 9.1.8. Determine if a violation exists regarding traffic signs, signals, and markings.

    45. Signs, signals, and markings codes:

    46. Compliance with traffic control device TC 544.004 • Interference with traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal TC 544.005 • Display of unauthorized signs, signals, or makings TC 544.006 • Traffic-control signals in general TC 544.007 • Flashing signals TC 544.008 • Lane-direction-control signals TC 544.009 • Stop signs and yield signs TC 544.010

    47. 9.1.9. Given a driving situation, determine if a traffic law is violated as it applies toChapter 545, Subchapter B, TC.

    48. Chapter 545 violations:

    49. Driving on right side of roadway and passing • Driving on right side of roadway TC 545.051 • Driving past vehicle moving in opposite direction TC 545.052 • Passing to the left, return; being passed TC 545.053 • Passing to the left: safe distance TC 545.054 • Passing to the left: passing zones TC 545.055

    50. Driving to left of center of roadway: limitations other than passing TC 545.056 • Passing to the right TC 545.057 • Driving on improved shoulder TC 545.058 • One-way roadway and rotary traffic islands TC 545.059 • Driving on roadway laned for traffic TC 545.060