Louisiana Statutes Relating to Bicycling

Bicycling Laws In New Orleans   RS 32:106 Methods of Giving Hand and Arm Signals All signals herein required to be given from the left side of the vehicle in the following manner and such signals shall indicate as follows: Left Turn Hand and arm extended horizontally with the had open and the back of the hand to the rear Right Turn Hand and arm extended upward at the angle of forty-five degrees from shoulder or elbow, with the hand open and back of the hand to the rear Stop or Decrease Speed Start hand and arm extended downward [...]

Hit-and-Run Driving Law — Louisiana

Hit-and-Run Driving Laws: New Orleans Attorney Hit and run driving law in Louisiana is "the intentional failure of the driver of a vehicle involved in or causing any accident, to stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident, to give his identity, and to render reasonable aid."  This crime can be either a misdemeanor or a felony.   If the facts of the case support the allegation of death or serious injury, then the offense is a felony.  When there is no death or serious injury, the offense is a misdemeanor.  The statute for this offense can be found at [...]

Failure to Pay Bridge or Causeway Toll — Louisiana Law

  Failure to pay bridge or bridge-causeway toll -- La. R.S. 14:71.2 Have you ever wondered, what happens to that guy in front of you who just plows through the toll booth without paying? The law in Louisiana for this offense is very specific. A Failure to pay bridge or bridge-causeway toll is the intentional driving or towing of a motor vehicle through a toll collection facility without payment of a required toll, where appropriate signs have been erected to notify that it is subject to payment of the tolls beyond such sign.   Failure by the registered owner of [...]

New Louisiana Motorist Laws Effective August

  New Louisiana Traffic Laws 2014 Today is August 1st.  This means that many laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state starting today. Below I have listed a few notable changes affecting motorists.  Please note: the new laws pertaining to DWI arrests and convictions are not included in this list.   1. School Zone Cell Phone Ban: Motorists are now prohibited from using any type of hand held wireless communications device while traveling through schools zones during posted hours. The law includes use of a cellular/wireless device for engaging in a voice [...]

By |2015-05-10T02:03:21+00:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Legislative News, Traffic Tickets|Tags: |

Obstructing Public Passage — Louisiana Law

        Obstructing Public Passages -- La. R.S. 14:100.1   No person shall wilfully obstruct the free, convenient and normal use of any public sidewalk, street, highway, bridge, alley, road, or other passageway, or the entrance, corridor or passage of any public building, structure, water craft or ferry, by impeding, hindering, stifling, retarding or restraining traffic or passage thereon or therein. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both fined [...]

By |2013-11-01T07:43:10+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes, Traffic Tickets|
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