The Department of Public Safety in coordination with the board
shall administer official traffic control devices in the Capitol Complex.
(1) The Department of Public Safety shall cause to
be placed and maintained all official traffic-control devices in accordance
with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic-Control Devices for Streets
and Highways, as most recently published by the Texas Department of
Transportation, or in accordance with such official publication of
that Department, which may in the future amend or supersede the same,
except where such manual is in conflict with state law. It shall be
unlawful for any person to violate the regulation imposed by any lawfully
posted traffic-control device, whether or not posted in accordance
with such manual.
(2) Proof of the fact that any traffic-control device,
sign, signal or marking was actually in place at any location in the
Capitol Complex shall constitute prima facie evidence that the same
was installed under the authority of law.
(3) The Department of Public Safety shall maintain
a record of the locations where any traffic-control device, marking
or special regulation is made applicable.
(4) All traffic-control devices, signs, signals and
markings evidenced by the record thereof maintained by the Department
of Public Safety, and in existence as of the adoption of these amendments
to the rules of the department, are hereby ratified and confirmed
as official traffic-control devices of the department, and shall continue
as such until modified as provided in this section.
(5) The Department of Public Safety shall approve any
special regulations of traffic or parking applicable to a specific
location when appropriate for the free flow and the expeditious handling
of traffic, the safety of persons or property, or the use of buildings
and property within the Capitol Complex. Such regulations shall be
placed in the record, which shall include the description, location
and date of such regulation. Whenever any specific regulation of traffic
becomes expressly not applicable to a specific location within the
Capitol Complex, the record of such regulation shall be marked "deleted"
by the commander of the Capitol Regional Command Office or his designee,
who shall also note the date of such deletion.
(6) The record of traffic-control devices, signs, signals
and markings shall be continuously maintained by the Department of
Public Safety, and all persons shall be charged with notice of the
contents of the same. Defects, omissions or entries of the records
relating to traffic-control devices, signs, signals and markings shall
not constitute a defense to prosecution for traffic or parking violations.