Weird Driving Laws You Won't Believe Are Real!
If you plan to cruise across the country, check out these bizarre driving laws which are still on the books in these states. You never know what type of oddball penalty you might incur from the strange side of the street! And as you know, even a minor infraction can jack up your car insurance rates. Some of these are just too insane to abide by, but many might still be enforced. And the rest are just plain hilarious. Are these the dumbest driving laws ever?
No driving blindfolded! Err...good?
You're allowed to drive against traffic if you have a lantern in your vehicle
It's strictly forbidden for moose to fornicate on the city streets of Alaska
It's against the law to drive a car in reverse on a public road
Don't shackle your dog to your car roof If you want to pick up dinner donât honk your horn if dining out after 9pm
Avoid Taco Tuesday in Hermosa Beach; it's illegal to spill a margarita on any street
It's illegal for a woman to wear a housecoat while driving in the Golden State
You can't shoot wildlife from a moving car. With the exception of whales. Sorry Shamu!
In Eureka, sleeping in the road will get you upgraded to sleeping in a cell
In Glendale it's banned to jump from a car moving more than 65 mph
Own a black car? Avoid Denver on a Sunday or you'll be in trouble
Unlike California, it's illegal to shoot whales from your car!
Don't cross the street while doing a handstand in Hartford
Changing clothes inside your vehicle is prohibited
If you park your elephant on a main road, you still have to pay the meter
In Quitman there is a zero tolerance policy on jaywalking poultry
No spitting from a car or bus! But if you're in a truck it's a-okay!
If you are in motion, don't use your hazard lights
If you're over 88 and living in Idaho Falls, forget about driving a motorcycle
You might have problems driving without a steering wheel in any state, but Illinois forbids it!
You can't sell a car on Sunday
Totally illegal to throw a Red Ryder into the road
Don't screech your tires in Kansas, or youâll end up in the slammer
Topeka forbids the transportation of dead poultry
Keep your dog on a tight leash - if your dog molests a vehicle, itâs a crime!
Bad luck driving, single ladies! In order to drive a man must hold a red flag in front of your vehicle and guide you forward
If you park in front of a Dunkin Donuts, you'll be taking a dunk in the big house
No dirty mouths allowed in Rockville! Swearing from your vehicle is a misdemeanor!
Sorry King Kong, it's the bus for you. A gorilla is an illegal passenger
Forget about owning a monster truck! Bromobiles are strictly forbidden
If you're a taxi driver, you are strictly forbidden from making love in the front of your vehicle
law enforcement will give you a ticket if you're reading a newspaper in the middle of the street
It's illegal to cross state lines with a duck or chicken on your head. Information regarding pigeons, cockatoos, or other avian headwear is currently unavailable
Don't honk your horn near horses
Don't honk the horn of someone elseâs car
An unattended sheep in a truck is a criminal offense
There is a law about driving on mountain roads. We don't need to share the law, because there are no mountains in Nebraska!
Putting a sofa or chair in the middle of the road is strictly forbidden
It's forbidden to ride a camel down the road
It's illegal to get high off bus fumes
Don't mean mug a police officer in New Jersey! Itâs illegal to frown at a cop
Hanging dice or an air freshener from your rear view mirror is a crime
If you've been convicted of a DUI you may not have personalized plates
Taxi drivers are forbidden from dragging people into their cabs
Don't get nekkid in your car if youâre in Sag Harbor
When driving through Redlands, make sure a man holding a lantern is guiding your passage forward, otherwise you could end up with a ticket
Driving on the sidewalk is illegal
Don't run out of quarters in North Dakota when looking to park your car - using pennies in parking meters is illegal
It's a no no for rollerskates to share the road with cars Fill up at the pump in Youngstown - it's illegal to run out of gas!
Don't read a comic book while driving! Itâs forbidden. The law is opaque about other literature
When driving on the sidewalk make sure you yield to pedestrians
You can be ticketed in Oregon if officers decide you left your car door open for too long
You're banned from pumping your own gas.
If you're driving in Pennsylvania after dark, you are required to stop every mile and set off a rocket. This to ensure that there's no livestock in your path
Keep your brewsky open! It's illegal to drive with an...unopened beer? What?
In Hilton Head, South Carolina, it's illegal to store trash in your car
Children aged 14 and over are allowed to drive
Again, single ladies can forget about driving without a man waving a flag ahead of them
To register a car in Texas, you must have windshield wipers. The windshield is optional
Some birds have the right of way in Utah
Billboards are illegal
You must honk your horn while passing other drivers
Riding an ugly horse is illegal in Washington
Livestock always have the right-of-way
It's against the law to not shut a gate behind your vehicle
Could you really get a ticket for these dumb offences? Itâs debatable how enforceable some of these traffic laws are, but technically you could still get a ticket for these infractions. Be aware of these crazy rules, and drive safely!