Traffic Violations in Louisiana 101If you are caught violating the traffic laws in Louisiana, you could be cited and fined. In some cases, you could also face criminal charges. It’s important to know how these violations and convictions could affect you.
Louisiana Points SystemLouisiana uses the Problem Driver Pointer System, also known as PDPS. This system is a part of the National Driver Register and contains information about the drivers’ license histories including:
- Serious traffic offenses
How Long Do Points Stay On Your Record?Louisiana does not use a points-based system. That being said, the state does keep a history of any violations or convictions on your driving record. Usually, these records are maintained for between three and 10 years since the violations.
License Suspension and Reinstatement in LouisianaYou may lose your license in Louisiana if you are convicted of:
- Felonies involving your vehicle
- Texting and driving
- Reckless driving
- Refusing to submit a breath test
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If you have been cited and would like to pay your ticket, you may be able to pay it online, by mail, or in person. Whether you can pay by mail or online will depend on the parish you are in. Your ticket should let you know where to pay and how much you owe.
You will need to pay for the fine with the traffic court in your parish. If you’ve lost your ticket, you can contact your parish for more information on the fine and where to send it.
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