A new school year has begun. Louisiana State Police remind motorists to be extra vigilant. School zones are in effect from 7 -9 am, and 2-4 pm. This may vary in some areas. Speed limits are lower during those times.
When you’re near a school, be mindful of students walking or bicycling to school. Vehicular traffic may not be at the forefront of their minds. Heed school crossing guards. They have the same authority to direct traffic as a police officer.
Operating a wireless communication device while driving is a violation of Louisiana state law.
Expect traffic delays in and around school zones.