Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-12-14

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Transportation

Origin Date

1951 by the 52nd Leg.

Description

For violations of Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act.

  1. Failure to stop when involved in an accident resulting in injury or death is a fine of $5,000. (550.021)
  2. Failure to report an accident is a fine of $25 and knowingly giving false information is $1,000. (601.004)
  3. Driving under a suspended license, or suspended or revoked vehicle registration is a fine between $100 and $500. (601.371)
  4. Failing to return license or registration upon suspension is $200. (601.373)
  5. Other motor vehicle safety violations for which no penalty is provided is a fine of 500. (601.008)
  6. The first offense of failing to maintain liability insurance is a fine between $175 to $350. Each subsequent offense is between 350 and $1,000. (601.191)
  7. Driving without proof of liability insurance is a fine of no less than $500. (601.195)
  8. Reinstatement of suspended license or registration is $100. (601.376)

Due Date

When violation occurs.

Note

Amended by S.B. 288, 68th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 1593, 69th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 1294, 70th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 1294, 70th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 2, 72nd Leg., R.S.

Recodified by S.B. 971, 74th Leg., R.S.

Formerly to Operators and Chauffeurs License Fund Account (No. 0099). Account not exempted by H.B. 3050, 74th Leg., R.S. for fees. Deposit moved to General Revenue.

Section 601.192, Transportation Code which established a sum of $75 as costs of court to be collected in addition to other taxable court costs at the same time was repealed by H.B. 2272, 75th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 370, 76th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 319 76th Leg., R.S. repealed $1,000 fine for forging liability insurance (601.196).

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 21
USAS Title MTR VEHICLE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY VIOLAT
Receipt Category 01 – Transportation
Receipt Type 25 – Violations, Fines and Penalties
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A
Rev/Exp Category 01 – LICENSES, FEES, FINES, AND PENALTIES