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Question: Is it illegal to cross a parking lot to avoid a traffic light?
Section 545.423 of the Texas Transportation Code stated that drivers “may not cross a sidewalk or drive through a driveway, parking lot, or business or residential entrance without stopping the vehicle.”
Drivers also cannot cross or drive in or on a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, or residence at an intersection to turn from one highway to another, especially when avoiding a traffic light.
Violators can be convicted of a misdemeanor and face a $250 fine.
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