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      RS 32:58.1     


§58.1. Careless operation during flood conditions

            A. Any person operating a motor vehicle on the public roads of this state during flood conditions shall drive in a careful and prudent manner, so as not to create a wake that endangers the life, limb, or property of any person. Failure to drive in such a manner shall constitute careless operation during flood conditions.

            B. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the following persons were operating a motor vehicle in a careful and prudent manner during flood conditions:

            (1) Any person operating a vehicle owned or operated by a public utility, whether publicly or privately owned, while acting in the course and scope of his employment or agency relating to the operation, repair, or maintenance of a facility, servitude, or any property owned by the utility.

            (2) Any person operating a military, law enforcement, or emergency services vehicle while acting in the course and scope of his employment or official duties.

            Acts 2018, No. 403, §1, eff. May 23, 2018.

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