New Orleans Traffic Rules for Pedestrians
It sometimes seems like traffic laws in New Orleans are only suggestions for pedestrians and not hard and fast rules. New Orleans pulls out all the stops to make tourism highly lucrative, so don’t expect a band of tourists to be charged with any traffic crime. Instead, the crimes are weighed by each law officer and charged according to guidelines. For example, passing out drunk involves charges of “blocking the sidewalk,” which can be treated as a terrorist-level threat if it blocks commerce or a complete non-issue if it doesn’t involve any serious issues of interrupting the flow of commerce.