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3:34 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Louisiana French Road Signs Approved

Motorists could soon see road signs in Louisiana French.
Paul Henman

Drivers in Louisiana could soon see French on road signs when they are traveling across the state, the Advocate is reporting.

House Bill 998 allows individual parishes to use bilingual signage if they choose . The legislature gave the bill final approval Thursday and sent it to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

If it passes, parishes would be able to display terms in both English and Louisiana French, and request French signage along federal highways within parish boundaries.

Driver's Licenses
4:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Card-Carrying Cajuns? Louisiana Lawmakers Weigh ID Change

Louisiana drivers would be able to add the message "I'm a Cajun" on their licenses, under a bill making its way through the statehouse. Here, shrimp fisherman Merlin Boudreaux holds up part of his catch in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, La.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 4:15 pm

A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver's license, adding the phrase "I'm a Cajun" below their photograph.

It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward "scholarships distributed by the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, a program promoting French language and culture in the state," reports

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