It is against the law to cut through the private property in order to avoid a traffic signal, according to Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesperson Brooks David. 

Brooks David, KPEL photo

A caller to the program was concerned because some drivers are apparently driving through private parking lots at a high rate of speed.

"I've seen it quite often on Ambassador at Dulles," the caller said. "Sometimes they get a little careless, too."

Also discussed on Ask the Trooper:

  • Why don't some drivers dim their lights for oncoming traffic?
  • Do you need license to drive an all terrain vehicle?
  • Does oncoming traffic need to stop for a school bus when the road is divided by a turning lane?
  • What do I need to look out for before towing a trailer?

To listen to the full segment with David, click on the 'Play' button below.