Follow the 200 foot law in Two Way Left Turn Lanes
The Two Way Left Turn Lane can be used to complete a left turn. Traveling more than 200 feet in the two way left turn lane is a traffic violation. Using this lane for through movements can cause unsafe conditions for drivers turning left. Please use Street Sense.

Put a stop to rolling stops.
Turn right on red ONLY
after a complete stop.

Rolling stops, or turning right on red without coming to a full stop, is illegal and puts pedestrians and bicyclists in danger. Put a
stop to rolling stops. Please use Street Sense.

Allow a safe interval by following the 2-second rule.

When the vehicle ahead of you passes a stationery object on the roadside, two seconds should pass before your vehicle passes the same object. This assures a safe following distance. Please use Street Sense.

Give bicyclists at least 3 ft. clearance – it's the law.
When passing a bicyclist, you should
maintain at least 3 feet of space between
your vehicle and the bicyclist. You might be surprised to learn that this is not only safe
and courteous, but it’s also a Louisiana law. Please use Street Sense.

Don’t challenge
aggressive drivers.
Report serious aggressive driving to the police.

When confronted with aggressive drivers,
get out of the way, don’t challenge them,
and ignore angry gestures. It’s best to put
pride aside and put your safety first.
Please use Street Sense.

Run a red light. Ruin a life.

The most common excuse for running a
red light is “being in a hurry.” Being late is
not the end of the world, but a crash from running a red light could be the end of your world. Stop on red every time. Please
use Street Sense.


dnt txt n drv
It’s a primary offense for Louisiana drivers of
any age to write, send or read text messages
while driving. Put it down and pay attention
to the road. Please use Street Sense.

Keep your distance.
It takes 50 yards
to stop from 45 mph.

Estimated stopping distance when traveling
45 mph is about half a football field. Stay a
safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you.
Please use Street Sense.

Give school buses
their space. 30 feet of it.

You must stop at least thirty feet from
a stopped school bus loading or unloading
children. Please use Street Sense.

The driver’s seat
is for driving.
Eliminate distractions
and just drive.

Anything that takes your eyes off the road,
your hands off the wheel, or your mind off
your driving, is dangerous. That includes
eating, putting on makeup, using electronic
devices or daydreaming. Stay focused.
Please use Street Sense.

Know your limits.
Watch your speeds.

Do you know from memory all the speed limits
on your daily route? Most people don’t. Being aware of the speed limits on the roads you
travel regularly will help keep you from speeding. Please use Street Sense.

Set the pace for safety.
Obey speed limits. 

Speed limits are set to create a reasonably
uniform flow of traffic, taking into account
the safe operation of a vehicle under normal circumstances, and time needed for a driver to react safely. Obeying speed limits helps keep
our roads safe. Please use Street Sense.


Red means stop.
A complete stop.
No ifs, ands, or buts.

Right turn on red is permitted only
AFTER STOP. You must come to a complete stop before turning right
on red. Please use Street Sense.

Eyes on the road.
Hands on the wheel.
Just drive.

Louisiana law prohibits drivers under
17 from driving while using a cell
phone or other wireless device. Put it
down and pay attention to the road. Please use Street Sense.

Kids belong in a proper restraint system.
Children under age 6 or under 60 pounds must be in a child restraint system or booster seat appropriate for their age and size. Please use Street Sense.

The turn signal.
Use it at every turn. 

Don’t leave other drivers guessing your next move. The turn signal is standard equipment on all vehicles. Use it at
every turn. Please use Street Sense.

End aggressive driving. Drive friendly, Lafayette. 
Aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out
of traffic, and red light-running, pose a serious danger to yourself and others. Don’t take your frustrations out on fellow motorists. Please use Street Sense.