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October 14th, 2019
Many teens count down the days until their 16th
birthday, as that’s the youngest age to apply for and receive a driver’s
license in Louisiana and throughout the U.S. Getting a driver’s license is a
significant milestone in many people’s lives, as it grants them newfound
independence and represents a major step towards maturity and adulthood.
But getting a driver license isn’t an automatic process just
because someone turned 16. First, drivers must acquire a learner’s permit,
which they’re first eligible to do at age 15 in Louisiana. Then, they must hold
a permit for at least 180 days and complete the require amount of supervised
driving. Finally, they must pass a road skills test at their local Office of
Motor Vehicles location.
Both the written knowledge test for receiving a learner’s
permit and the road skills test for receiving a driver license can be difficult
to pass, and many first-time applicants fail. However, while applicants can
take the test multiple times until they pass, once they do, they never have to
take the test again, provided their licenses don’t expire and remain in good
Whether you passed your driving exams decades ago or last
week, there are almost certainly a few things about Louisiana’s traffic laws
and driving requirements that you may be unaware of. And while most of those
knowledge tidbits aren’t information you need every day, knowing them can make
a big difference in your overall safety.
Ready to find out where you stand in your overall driving
knowledge? Click on the quiz below to get started!
Improving your driving skills can be as simple as requesting
a copy of the Louisiana Driver’s Handbook and taking a few hours to brush up on
facts you may have forgotten. Enrolling in a local safe driving course can also
help you significantly improve your confidence and safety behind the wheel.
How did you do? Whether you aced the quiz or got a score
you’d rather soon forget, it’s important to know that learning, refining, and
retaining driving skills and knowledge are lifelong pursuits—especially since
traffic laws are subject to change due to new legislation every year.
Almost everyone knows the dangers associated with
unfortunately common driving behaviors, such as speeding, texting while driving,
and driving under the influence. But there are many other traffic laws and
vehicle regulations that drivers must follow to both avoid tickets and to
reduce their risks of being involved in crashes.
Louisiana traffic laws are wide-reaching and cover a huge
variety of situations and scenarios that can occur on roads, including U-turns,
one-way streets, four-way stops, driving near buses, driving through school
zones, and more. Knowing basic traffic laws can help you get around safely most
of the time, but any gaps in your knowledge can put you, your passengers, and
other people on the road in dangerous situations.
Ignorance of the law is never an excuse when it comes to
harming others or their property, and that includes auto accidents. If you were
hurt in a crash that was caused by a negligent or careless driver, whether they
were speeding, texting, impaired, or failed to follow Louisiana’s traffic laws
in any way, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost
wages, and other accident-related expenses.
auto accident attorneys Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers want to help you get
the compensation you deserve. From the day you contact us, we’ll treat you the
way you deserve to be treated during this difficult time. Our clients are like
family to us—not numbers and dollar figures—and we’ll do everything we can to
maximize your chances of getting paid. That’s the Dudley DeBosier Difference. Contact us today for a free