§ 15-14. Directing traffic by police officers and fire department.  

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  • (a)

    Officers of the police department or such officers as are assigned by the chief of police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the police department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.


    Officers of the fire department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.

(Ord. No. 7715, § 22, 8-4-77)

State law reference

Authority to regulate traffic by means of police officers, V.A.C.S. art. 6701d, § 27(a)(2).