Louisiana’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
Louisiana uses a graduated licenses system to advance unlicensed drivers from an instructional permit to a learner’s license, and, finally, a valid driver’s license. Read about how it works
Talking on the Phone and Texting While Driving in Louisiana
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.
Louisiana Speeding Tickets: The Law and Penalties
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.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in Louisiana
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.
Louisiana’s Child Car Seat and Seatbelt Laws
Louisiana has laws mandating protection for children in cars based on age, weight, and height.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in Louisiana
What constitutes unlicensed driving in Lousiana? And what are the penalties if you get caught driving without a valid license?
Louisiana’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
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.
Louisiana's Vehicular Homicide Laws and Penalties
When driving under the influence leads to the death of another person, vehicular homicide charges may follow. Read more about how the offense is defined and the penalties for a conviction.