Topics: Driving, Identity document, Passport Pages: 119 (29463 words) Published: December 12, 2012


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This public document was published at a total cost of $91,950.00. One hundred thousand (100,000) copies of this document were published in this second printing at a cost of $91,950.00. The total cost of all printings of this document including reprints is $445,300.00. This document was published by the State of Louisiana, Office of Motor Vehicles, P.O. Box 64886, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896-4886 and printed by Moran Printing, 5425 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806 to provide sufficient information regarding traffic laws, rules and regulations under Title 32 or LA R.S. of 1950, as amended, for safe operation of motor vehicles on highways of this state. This material was printed in accordance with printing standards by state agencies established pursuant to R.S. 43:31. Printing of this material was purchased in accordance with provisions of Title 43 of LA Revised Statutes.

This driver’s guide has been prepared in easy-to-read language. It covers the most important points of safe driving and Louisiana’s traffic laws. This guide tells how you can earn the privilege of driving and how to keep that privilege. It will help you become and continue to be a safe driver. Necessary information for persons preparing for their driver’s license examination is provided in this guide and also is an excellent review for experienced drivers.

A commercial driver’s manual should be obtained to prepare for the commercial driver’s license examination for classes “A”, “B” and “C”.
A separate Motorcycle Driver’s Guide should be obtained to prepare for a motorcycle endorsement. VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAM
When you make an application for issuance or renewal of a Louisiana driver’s license, you may initiate the procedure to register to vote and/or update your voter registration information. Simply make it known to personnel at the Office of Motor Vehicles when you apply for a license. For more information concerning your right to vote, contact your nearest Voter Registrar’s Office or visit the website LITTERING

Whether accidental or deliberate, littering is against the law. Depending on the nature and severity of the littering, you can face either civil or criminal prosecution. Penalties for conviction range from a $50 fine plus 8 hours community service picking up litter to a $5,000 fine, one year driver’s license suspension, 30 days in jail AND 100 hours of community service. The driver is responsible for all litter coming from the vehicle’s interior or truck bed, and the driver can be cited for littering committed by the passengers in his/her vehicle. To report litterbugs, call 1-888-LITRBUG. For more information concerning Louisiana’s litter abatement programs, visit the websites and For more information concerning traffic laws and regulations, refer to Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 32: Highway Regulatory Act or visit the website For Louisiana alcohol and tobacco laws, refer to Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 26. For crash data, visit the website

For National Traffic Safety programs and issues, visit the website For information concerning the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, visit the website

For general information from the Office of Motor Vehicles, please call 225-925-6146. For policy changes - see website for updates. DPSMV 2052 (R 02/11)

When you get your driver’s permit, driver’s license or state I.D., you will be asked if you would like to register as an organ and tissue donor. Here is what you need to know to make the decision: •

Every day 18 people die waiting for an organ.
Every 13 minutes another name is added to the national waiting list. Today there are nearly 100,000...
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