General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 38
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68th LEGIS-2nd CALLED SESSION
"(c) If county bonds are issued to build bridges, the commissioners court may assess and
collect tolls on the bridges sufficient to pay the interest on the bonds and, if thought proper,
sufficient to pay the interest and create a sinking fund with which to pay the principal at
maturity, all of which shall be done under rules that the court prescribes. (V.A.C.S. Arts. 6795,
"Section 2.203. BOUNDARY BRIDGE. If any stream constitutes in whole or in part the
boundary line between two or more counties or if two or more counties are jointly interested in
the construction of a bridge, whether over a stream or elsewhere, the counties may jointly erect
bridges on equitable terms that the commissioners court of each county may agree on. (V.A.C.S.
"SUBCHAPTER D. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
"Section 2.301. AUTHORITY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT TO ADOPT TRAFFIC
REGULATIONS FOR COUNTY ROADS AND LAND. (a)(l) The commissioners court of
any county may regulate and restrict traffic on county roads and on other county-owned land
under its jurisdiction.
"(2) The commissioners court shall hold a public hearing before issuing any traffic regulation
under this Act. The court shall give advance notice of the proposed regulation by publishing
notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the county. The notice must be
published not later than the seventh day or earlier than the 30th day before the day of the
"(b)(l) The commissioners court may determine and fix the maximum, reasonable, and
prudent speed at any road or highway intersection, railroad grade crossing, curve, or hill or on
any other part of a county road slower than the maximum fixed by law for public highways. The
court shall take into consideration the width and condition of the surface of the road and other
circumstances on the affected portion of the road as well as the usual traffic on the road. If the
commissioners court of any county determines and fixes the maximum rate of speed at any point
on any county road at a slower rate than the maximum fixed by law for public highways and
declares the maximum, reasonable, and prudent speed limit by proper order of the court entered
on its minutes, the limit becomes effective and operative at that point on the road when
appropriate signs giving notice of the speed limit are erected under order of the court for that
portion of the road.
"(2) The commissioners court may establish load limits for any road or bridge and may
authorize the county traffic officer, if one or more officers have been appointed, or any sheriff,
deputy sheriff, constable, or deputy constable to weigh vehicles for the purpose of ascertaining
whether a vehicle is loaded in excess of the prescribed limit.
"(c) The commissioners court may adopt regulations consistent with this section for
establishment of a system of traffic control devices within restricted traffic zones established on
county roads and on any other property owned by the county and located in its jurisdiction. The
system shall conform to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation manual
and specifications. The court may under an order entered on its minutes place, erect, install, and
maintain within traffic zones on county roads and on any other property owned by it traffic
signal lights, stop signs, and no-parking signs as it considers necessary for public safety.
"(d) The commissioners court, with respect to roads and any other property owned by the
county and located in its jurisdiction, may place signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping,
standing, or parking of vehicles within a restricted traffic zone on any road or on any property
owned by the county if in the opinion of the commissioners court the stopping, standing, or
parking is dangerous to those using the road or the other property owned by the county or if the
stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles will unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic
or with the necessary control or use of property owned by the county. The signs shall be
erected under an order of the court, and it is unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park any
vehicle in violation of the restrictions stated on the signs.
"(e) Any person who shall deface, injure, knock down, or remove any sign or traffic control
device erected under an order of the commissioners court as provided by this section commits a
"(f) Any person operating a motor vehicle in violation of any order of the commissioners
court entered under this section or otherwise violating this section commits a misdemeanor and
shall on conviction be punished by a fine not exceeding $50 for the first offense, by a fine not
exceeding $200 for the second offense, and by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the
county jail not to exceed 60 days, or both for each subsequent offense.
"(g) The county commissioner of any precinct, the county road superintendent of any county,
or the road supervisor whose road is affected may forbid the use of highways or parts of
highways, if from wet weather or recent construction or repairs they cannot be safely used
CH 8, SEC 1
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