§422. Learner's license; driving school instruction permit; special restrictions on
A. Any person who is at least seventeen years of age may apply to the department
for a learner's license to drive motor vehicles or power cycles, provided such person has
completed a driving course in accordance with R.S. 32:402.1. The department may, in its
discretion, after the applicant has successfully passed all parts of the examination, other than
the driving test, issue to the applicant a learner's license at the regular fee of a Class "E"
driver's license, which shall entitle the applicant while having such license in his immediate
possession to drive a motor vehicle upon public highways when accompanied by a licensed
parent or guardian, by a licensed adult at least twenty-one years of age, or by a licensed
sibling at least eighteen years of age. In addition to a licensed parent, sibling, guardian, or
adult, there may be other members of the licensee's immediate family in the vehicle, and
when accompanied by a driver's education instructor, there may be one or more fellow
driver's education students in the vehicle. It shall be unlawful for any other person to
accompany the beginner and licensed driver, except in the event the applicant is operating
a motorcycle. Any person under the age of seventeen who has a valid learner's license and
is operating a motorcycle is restricted to a distance of three miles from the applicant's
residence, unless a parent, tutor, or other person having custody is temporarily staying or
residing at another location, where the applicant would be restricted to within three miles of
that location. Any person seventeen years of age or older being issued a learner's license may
apply for a regular Class "E" license thirty days after the issuance of a learner's license, or at
any time after the issuance of the learner's license provided the applicant provides proof that
the applicant has completed an approved thirty-six hour driver education course, and there
shall not be any additional fee for the regular license.
B. Repealed by Acts 2016, No. 317, §2.
Amended by Acts 1954, No. 165, §8; Acts 1992, No. 382, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts
1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 119, §1, eff. July 7, 1994; Acts 1995, No. 163, §1, eff. June 12,
1995; Acts 1995, No. 1247, §1; Acts 1997, No. 725, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; Acts 2001, No.
427, §1; Acts 2011, No. 294, §2; Acts 2016, No. 317, §2.