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Bicycle Laws in Louisiana: Traffic Control Signals

An Exploration of State and Local Laws Concerning Bicycles and Their Use

Traffic Signs apply to motor vehicles and to bicycles

This is from East Baton Rouge Parish:

Sec. 11:222. - Obedience to traffic-control devices.

(a) Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic-control signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(b) Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.

(City Code 1951, Title 11, § 222)

And this from Orleans Parish:

Sec. 154-1412. - Obedience to traffic control devices

Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs, and other traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, left, or "U" turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such signs, except when such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.

(Code 1956, § 38-201)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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