The act of driving a car requires the person behind the wheel to observe a wide range of traffic safety laws, which govern activities like speed limits, right-of-way, acceptable turns and passing, insurance requirements, and much more. All of these laws can be found in Texas statutes.
Violation of traffic laws can lead to criminal sanctions ranging from speeding tickets to prison sentences. But in a civil negligence action, can another driver's violation of one or more traffic laws be something that you can use as evidence of negligence? The answer appears to be that yes, you can.