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Weird Driving Laws You Won't Believe Are Real!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

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?

Alabama

No driving blindfolded! Err...good?

You're allowed to drive against traffic if you have a lantern in your vehicle

Alaska

It's strictly forbidden for moose to fornicate on the city streets of Alaska

Arizona

It's against the law to drive a car in reverse on a public road

Arkansas

Don't shackle your dog to your car roof If you want to pick up dinner don’t honk your horn if dining out after 9pm

California

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

Colorado

Own a black car? Avoid Denver on a Sunday or you'll be in trouble

Connecticut

Unlike California, it's illegal to shoot whales from your car!

Don't cross the street while doing a handstand in Hartford

Delaware

Changing clothes inside your vehicle is prohibited

Florida

If you park your elephant on a main road, you still have to pay the meter

Georgia

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!

Hawaii

If you are in motion, don't use your hazard lights

Idaho

If you're over 88 and living in Idaho Falls, forget about driving a motorcycle

Illinois

You might have problems driving without a steering wheel in any state, but Illinois forbids it!

Indiana

You can't sell a car on Sunday

Iowa

Totally illegal to throw a Red Ryder into the road

Kansas

Don't screech your tires in Kansas, or you’ll end up in the slammer

Topeka forbids the transportation of dead poultry

Kentucky

Keep your dog on a tight leash - if your dog molests a vehicle, it’s a crime!

Louisiana

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

Maine

If you park in front of a Dunkin Donuts, you'll be taking a dunk in the big house

Maryland

No dirty mouths allowed in Rockville! Swearing from your vehicle is a misdemeanor!

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

law enforcement will give you a ticket if you're reading a newspaper in the middle of the street

Minnesota

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

Mississippi

Don't honk your horn near horses

Missouri

Don't honk the horn of someone else’s car

Montana

An unattended sheep in a truck is a criminal offense

Nebraska

There is a law about driving on mountain roads. We don't need to share the law, because there are no mountains in Nebraska!

Nevada

Putting a sofa or chair in the middle of the road is strictly forbidden

It's forbidden to ride a camel down the road

New Hampshire

It's illegal to get high off bus fumes

New Jersey

Don't mean mug a police officer in New Jersey! It’s 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

New Mexico

Taxi drivers are forbidden from dragging people into their cabs

New York

Don't get nekkid in your car if you’re 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

North Carolina

Driving on the sidewalk is illegal

North Dakota

Don't run out of quarters in North Dakota when looking to park your car - using pennies in parking meters is illegal

Ohio

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!

Oklahoma

Don't read a comic book while driving! It’s forbidden. The law is opaque about other literature

Oregon

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.

Pennsylvania

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

Rhode Island

Keep your brewsky open! It's illegal to drive with an...unopened beer? What?

South Carolina

In Hilton Head, South Carolina, it's illegal to store trash in your car

South Dakota

Children aged 14 and over are allowed to drive

Tennessee

Again, single ladies can forget about driving without a man waving a flag ahead of them

Texas

To register a car in Texas, you must have windshield wipers. The windshield is optional

Utah

Some birds have the right of way in Utah

Vermont

Billboards are illegal

Virginia

You must honk your horn while passing other drivers

Washington

Riding an ugly horse is illegal in Washington

Wisconsin

Livestock always have the right-of-way

Wyoming

It's against the law to not shut a gate behind your vehicle

Could you really get a ticket for these dumb offences? It’s 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!