Let's say you're on a road trip of epic proportions. You have big plans to explore and experience all you can in the Lone Star State. What happens along the way if you get tired one night and feel the need to catch a few winks? Do you pull over and take a nap?
Is it legal to sleep in your car in Texas?
Good News Road Warriors, It Is Legal To Sleep In Your Car In Texas
Every resource I've looked at across the world wide web says that sleeping in your car, in Texas, is legal. If you're driving, and feel yourself getting sleepy, get some sleep.
Many of the resources point out that there are some stipulations, of course.
No drugs, and no alcohol. You can still get popped for DWI or DUI. Also, don't sleep in the front seats. You also want to make sure the vehicle is turned off, and the keys aren't in the ignition.
There's also a rule that's constantly mentioned stating that you can't park at a rest stop for more than 24 hours.
Of course, you'll want to make sure you're safe. Pick a good location, and double check for any signs that forbid getting some sleep.
It's No Surprise Considering Texas Is Great For Van Life
The trend that has seemingly taken the country by storm in the past few years. Van life is exactly what it sounds like. People trading in their urban spread for a life adventuring on four wheels.
Texas actually ranks as one of, if not the best state for those with a taste for the van life. In fact, there are companies in Texas that cater specifically to this lifestyle. They rent out vans that have been converted into mini-RVs. Some even convert the vans and then sell them.
Check out this video and see if you recognize the lake they camp at.
Considering all there is to see in the Lone Star State, from beaches to forests full of pines, plus the fact that you're not as likely to get hassled for sleeping in your vehicle overnight, Texas is a solid choice for a lot of "van lifers."
All in all, if you're tired and on the road, get some sleep.