What is the name of the Texas law regarding things protruding from the side of your car?

There is a law in Texas that states that nothing can stick out of the side of your car farther than your side mirrors. For example if you want to put big mudding tires on a truck you can as long as they don't stick out past the mirrors.

What is the name of this law? A link to it would be great.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I couldn't find any such law.

    Vehicle laws are in the Transportation Code:

    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/

    CHAPTER 621. GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO VEHICLE SIZE AND WEIGHT

    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/...

    CHAPTER 622. SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND EXCEPTIONS FOR OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES

    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/...

    The two chapters I mention above do not even have the word mirror in them when I searched.

    Although I don't remember the exact statute, I do know that you are required to have a red flag on any load that extends more than four feet from the rear of the vehicle.

    Look in the Transportation Code if you have any questions regarding vehicle and traffic laws.

    Title 7, Vehicles and Traffic, begins at chapter 501.

    Most laws regarding operation and movement of vehicles is in chapter 545.

    Vehicle Equipment is covered in chapter 547.

    Edit:

    I found width restrictions in chapter 621

    I hope you appreciate the amount of time and effort I am putting in, to find the correct information.

    Sec. 621.201. MAXIMUM WIDTH.

    (a) The total width of a vehicle operated on a public highway other than a vehicle to which Subsection (b) applies, including a load on the vehicle but excluding any safety device determined by the United States Department of Transportation or the Texas Department of Public Safety to be necessary for the safe and efficient operation of motor vehicles of that type, may not be greater than 102 inches.

    (b) The total width of a passenger vehicle and its load may not be greater than eight feet. This subsection does not apply to a motor bus or trolley bus operated exclusively in the territory of a municipality, in suburbs contiguous to the municipality, or in the county in which the municipality is located.

    (c) A passenger vehicle may not carry a load extending more than three inches beyond the left side line of its fenders or more than six inches beyond the right side line of its fenders.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know about Texas but quite a few states have laws that limit protrusions from a passenger vehicle. The wording in the links might help you find the Texas regulation.

  • 4 years ago

    feels like a maggot to me. I had a newly born kitten that had this same element. It became an oozing clean liquid and a thicker brownish puss and blood with a small (yet grew) white colored element interior it. And it too became interior the neck. And this maggot will advance and since the vet pronounced, strangle the kitten. So, get it to the vet right this moment or in case you won't be in a position to arise with the money for it, take to an animal shelter or humane society and get this kitten some help.

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