Traffic Tip: Parking brake must be working

Motor vehicles are required to have working parking brakes.

Why this specific code and how does it relate to driving in Victoria?

I went to get my Jeep inspected the other day, and guess what? It wouldn't pass.

The parking brake would not hold. Well, after a little adjusting, it worked, and the Jeep passed.

The mechanic told me that numerous vehicles do not pass inspection because of the parking brake.

So, before you take your vehicle to get it inspected, make sure the parking brake is functional. It is a safety device that is necessary.

For more information on this law, see Texas Transportation Code 547.404.

The Victoria Police Department Traffic Safety Unit invites citizens to inform us of any traffic issues that you observe. The easiest way to do this is go to our website, victoriapd.com, then go to the VPD Customer Service Request tab in the center of the page and follow the directions.

If you have a traffic law question, contact Senior Police Officer David Brogger, Victoria Po lice Department Traffic Safety Unit, 361-485-3700