Chapter 18 - OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL
Sec. 18-1. - Curfew for minors established, exceptions, penalty.
(a)It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to loiter, idle, wander, walk, stroll or play in or on the public street, highways, roads, alleys, parks, other public places and public buildings, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, or otherwise be out in public and away from home in a boat, motor vehicle or other vehicle in the parish outside municipalities, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. (midnight) and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parents, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor; or where the minor is upon an emergency errand; or where the minor is in attendance at a supervised activity sponsored by a school, church, playground, and recreation district, or by a group of parents, or on the way home from such supervised activity, provided said minor is directly returning to his home from said supervised activity by the shortest possible route; or where the minor is traveling directly to and from legitimate, gainful employment.
(b)It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to knowingly permit such child to violate any provision of this section.
(c)Any minor violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be dealt with in accordance with the juvenile laws of the state. Any parent, guardian, or other person who shall be found guilty of violating subsection (b) of this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-9 of this Code.
(Code 1969, § 16-5.1; Ord. No. 1368, §§ 1—3, 10-6-70; Ord. No. 3340, 7-23-92)
CLASS E – INTERMEDIATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
The applicant must:
• Be at least 16 years of age
• Have held a learner’s permit for at least 180 days
• Have completed a minimum of fifty (50) hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction with a licensed parent, guardian, or adult at least twenty-one (21) or older. At least fifteen (15) of these hours must be night time driving. The parent or legal guardian must attest to this fact.
• Pass the behind-the-wheel skills test
• A custodial parent's signature shall be required when a license is upgraded to a higher class.
Note: In the case where joint custody has been awarded, only the domiciliary parent may sign. Exceptions to this rule are those minors who are married or who have been emancipated.
RESTRICTIONS The applicant cannot:
• Driving between 11:00 PM. and 5:00 AM unless 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.
• Unless accompanied by a licensed adult 21 or older, the teen may not transport more than one passenger under age 21 and who is not an immediate family member, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.