Louisiana

New Louisiana Driving Laws Adopted

Louisiana adopted some changes to its driving laws effective 8/2012. These include:

  • Truck drivers: Drivers that violate an out-of-service(OOS)order will face a six-month license suspension
  • Texting: All drivers are prohibited from texting while driving
  • Uninsured Vehicles: If a driver cannot provide proof of insurance the vehicle may be towed
  • Alcohol Testing: A police officer can use multiple tests to determine whether a driver is impaired
  • Two DUIs in One Year: A driver convicted of a second DUI within one year, must spend a minimum of 30 days behind bars (no parole, probation, or suspension)
  • Under 18 drivers: First-time drivers, age 17, must complete 30 hours of classroom training and eight hours of practice behind the wheel

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