[Vtr-tac] Three-Wheeled Vehicles

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Wed Aug 12 08:53:00 CDT 2009

Please review and distribute as appropriate.  

House Bill 3599 and Senate Bill 129 are identical in their amendment of Section 521.001(a), Transportation Code and are effective September 1, 2009.  This amendment more broadly defines three-wheeled to include a three-wheeled passenger vehicle that has a completely enclosed passenger compartment and:

-  a steering wheel,
-  a seat belt for each vehicle occupant 
-  a windshield and one or more windshield wipers 

Although such three-wheeled enclosed vehicles should be considered motorcycles for titling and registration purposes, for driver*s license purposes they do not require a motorcycle endorsement to operate.  

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office.



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