Not Allowed Equipment on Your Car

Equipment

Equipment

Texas written test: question about car equipment:

The following car equipment is considered unsafe and not allowed: Anything that extends more than three inches beyond the left side or six inches beyond the right side of the body, running board, or fenders of your car.

Comment by one our users: “this is not true in southeast texas, and houston area, I have seen trucks with 14 inches long mirror and tires extended about 6-7 inches extended.

Mark: Well, just because it exists, doesn’t mean it is allowed.

Please see the Texas Driver’s Handbook, October 2008, page 2-4, for correct information.

Certain equipment is considered unsafe and therefore not allowed:

1. A red light showing from the front – except on an emergency vehicle.
2. A bell, siren, or exhaust whistle – except on an emergency vehicle.
3. A muffler cutout.
4. Anything that extends more than three inches beyond the left side or six inches beyond the right side of the body, running board, or fenders of your car.
5. Flashing red lights on the front – except on emergency vehicles, school buses, and church buses.

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