Note from the preparer of this document: It is dated and may not reflect current information.
Our 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.
I urge every driver in Louisiana to study, learn obey and practice safe driving.
"Show how courteous and patient you can be on the road."
Enjoy driving in our beautiful state.
Office of Motor Vehicles
State of Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Please do not contact printer for additional copies of this publication. You may obtain a copy from your nearest Office of Motor Vehicles.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1: DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING INFORMATION
Part I explains how to get your driver's license, how to renew it, and how it can be taken away. It also states the title and license requirements when purchasing a new or used vehicle.
Getting a Driver's License
Motor Vehicle Registration and Title
PART II: TRAFFIC LAWS AND SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES
Part II covers information with which you should be familiar before taking the driver's license
Signs, Traffic Lights, and Pavement Markings
Basic Driving and Safety
Traffic Laws and Regulations
General Information for Class D
ORGAN DONOR PROGRAM
When you make an application for a Louisiana driver's license or renewal, you may initiate the procedure to donate body organs or entire body upon your death. Your wish to become a donor should be made known to personnel at the Office of Motor Vehicles when you apply for your license Your notice of intent will be noted on your driver's license.