Louisiana has several different distracted driving laws. There’s some overlap, but generally, the laws prohibit texting and interacting with social media for all drivers, and prohibit talking on a cellphone for certain drivers and in certain locations for all drivers.
The consequences of a Louisiana speeding violation vary by municipality and parish and generally depend on how much faster than the speed limit the motorist was driving. However, the fines and costs for a speed ticket typically range from about $100 to $300.
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Louisiana, you’ll typically have to pay a fine. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Louisiana requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.