A new Texas law – HB 1249 by Rep. Craig Goldman – will prohibit individuals from operating vehicles that may lead the lay person to believe that it is an actual emergency medical services vehicle. An offense is punishable by a Class C misdemeanor.
Former ambulances painted with team logos at football tailgates are unlikely to be affected by the new law. Only vehicles that feature any of the markings or features of an actual EMS vehicle – such as the word “ambulance,” a star of life, siren, and other features – will be in violation of the law.
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