What Are the Strangest Driving Laws and Facts in the State of Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, F.A.Q., For Fun, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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Top 5 Weird Driving and Traffic Laws in Texas

Do you live in the Lone Star State? No matter where you live – we are willing to bet that there are a few strange, odd and weird driving laws in your state. If you call the great state of Texas home, you may have inadvertently broken the law – though we are not sure you would get a ticket for most of these strange driving laws. Take a look at the top 5 weird driving and traffic laws in Texas!


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1. Vehicles Must Have Windshield Wipers – Not a Windshield

Fans of the Jeep Wrangler and the all-new Jeep Gladiator love the open-air feel of hitting the trail with the windshield folded down. Did you know that it is illegal to drive a vehicle in Texas without windshield wipers? Even if you do not have a windshield.

2. Texarkana Horses Need Taillights

Close Up of a Judge's Gavel on a Gray BackgroundDo you live in the Texarkana area? If you live in Texarkana, you may not know that it is illegal to ride your horse – yes, your horse – without taillights at night. You may have missed that particular driving law in Driver’s Ed class.

3. U-Turns Are Illegal in Richardson

Next time you are driving through Richardson, TX and you miss your turn or Google Maps takes you the wrong way – you may want to take the long way around. U-turns are illegal in Richardson – no matter when or where you might be.

4. Do Not Drive Within an Arm’s Length of Alcohol in Lubbock

Do not drink and drive – it is that simple and should not need to be said. With that said, did you know that it is illegal to drive within an arm’s length of alcohol in Lubbock – even if that alcohol is in someone else’s bloodstream. Make sure to take an Uber or Lyft next time you want to be a designated driver.

5. Parking Brakes Must Be Set in Fort Worth

How often do you use your parking brake? Residents of Denton County in Fort Worth might not use it enough. When you park your pre-owned Mercedes-Benz in Denton County, make sure to set your parking brake when you exit the vehicle – it is illegal to park your vehicle and not use the parking brake.


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What are the strangest driving laws in the Lone Star State? Find out with this list of the top 5 weird driving and traffic laws in Texas. Add to your fall fun this year and get behind the wheel of a pre-owned Lexus when you visit the Autos of Dallas inventory today!