If a disabled vehicle is left parked on the street, the local sheriff's or police department can place a warning tag on it or have it towed, according to Nolo. Local law enforcement or the state's highway patrol should be called if a car becomes disabled on the highway.
A car that becomes disabled on the highway should be moved as far off the road as possible, explains the Texas Department of Public Safety. The driver should stay with the car until local law enforcement arrives. If the driver must leave the car, he should write down all the circumstances involving the disability and leave a note on the car.