New Rules For 1st Time Drivers

Senate Bill No. 342

Any person regardless of age, issued a first driver's license from Louisiana shall be prohibited from using a cellular telephone for any purpose while operating a motor vehicle for a period of one year commencing from the date of the issuance of his first driver's license. The date of the original issuance shall be indicated on the reverse of the license.


First Violation – A fine of $150 or 16 hours of community service or both

2nd Offense and Each Subsquent Violation – A fine of $225 or 24 hours of community service or both