Porter, TX – The Montgomery County Police Reporter reports a woman and her son rear-ended a stopped auto transport hauler in Porter, Texas.
The accident happened on the I-69 frontage road north of FM 1314 in Porter, TX.
The auto transport vehicle was delivering vehicles to Arribas Motors and was parked in the “gore point” between the I-69 frontage road and exit ramp. A “gore point” is the triangular-shaped zone that divides and manages traffic merging off the highway. The accident was investigated by the Montgomery County Sherriff's Office.
Several motorists indicated auto transport haulers often park in the same place at night with only emergency flashers illuminated.
What Is The Law In Texas Regarding Stopping, Standing And Parking Of Vehicles?
Motorists should expect the roadway ahead will be clear, safe and unobstructed for travel. Thus, vehicles stopped, standing or parked create a potentially dangerous condition on the roadway that can lead to property damage, serious injury or death.
The Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.301 specifically addresses stopping, standing or parking of vehicles and provides as follows:
(a) An operator may not stop, park, or leave standing an attended or unattended vehicle on the main traveled part of a highway outside a business or residence district unless:
(1) stopping, parking, or leaving the vehicle off the main traveled part of the highway is not practicable;
(2) a width of highway beside the vehicle is unobstructed and open for the passage of other vehicles; and
(3) the vehicle is in clear view for at least 200 feet in each direction on the highway.
(b) This section does not apply to an operator of:
(1) a vehicle that is disabled while on the paved or main traveled part of a highway if it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the vehicle on the highway;
(2) a vehicle used exclusively to transport solid, semisolid, or liquid waste operated at the time in connection with the removal or transportation of solid, semisolid, or liquid waste from a location adjacent to the highway; or
The enactment of this law was intended to protect motorists and avoid accidents such as the one occurring in Porter, Texas.
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