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Louisiana Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Louisiana -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Operating a vehicle under the influence (LRS 32:661)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Driver must be licensed (LRS 32:52)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Security required (LRS 32:861)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Vehicle license required (LRS 32:51)
Illegal U-Turn Turning movements and required signals (LRS 32:104)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accident reports (LRS 32:398)
Mechanical Violations Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation: Equipment (LRS Title 32 scroll to 32:301 to 32:369)
Proper equipment required on vehicles (LRS 32:53)
Reckless Driving Careless operation (LRS 32:58)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obedience to and required traffic control devices (LRS 32:231)
Traffic control signals (LRS 32:232)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety belt use (LRS 32:295.1)
Child passenger restraint system (LRS 32:295)
Speeding Maximum speed limit (LRS 32:61)
General speed law (LRS 32:64)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation: Equipment (LRS Title 32 scroll to 32:301 to 32:369)
Low rider vehicles (LRS 32:297)
Proper equipment required on vehicles (LRS 32:53)

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