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Funny Driving Laws

Things to Remember...
  • Believe it or not, all of these silly laws were or are actually on the books at one time or another in the US of A
  • To protect people from themselves and make sure that they are taking the responsibility of driving one of these powerful machines seriously, some states have passed some pretty unusual laws
  • Who knows what events happened to force these states into passing these laws, but they are on the books and people obey them every day (many times without even knowing that they exist)

Check out this graphical depiction of 12 of the funniest driving laws around. No really, you need to look closely at these dumb traffic laws.

Believe it or not, all of these silly laws were or are actually on the books at one time or another in the US of A.

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What won’t people do in their cars? Many Americans practically live in their cars (not to trivialize those homeless and less fortunate Americans who actually DO live in their cars).

Commuting by car is part of the daily routine for millions of Americans. People do some pretty whacky things with that time: shaving with an electric razor, finishing getting dressed, doing their makeup

People do some pretty whacky things with that time: shaving with an electric razor, finishing getting dressed, doing their makeup  you name it, people have done it in a car.

However, there are some things that you just shouldn’t do in, with, around, or near a car.

To protect people from themselves and make sure that they are taking the responsibility of driving one of these powerful machines seriously, some states have passed some pretty unusual laws.

Who knows what events happened to force these states into passing these laws, but they are on the books and people obey them every day (many times without even knowing that they exist).

One thing most people would never think to do is to tie their dog to the roof of their cars. Well in Alaska, it’s illegal – so don’t do it. Your dog probably wouldn’t appreciate it much anyway.

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Blaring your horn after 9 pm is just plain rude. In Arkansas, doing it in an area where ice cold beverages and sandwiches are being served is actually a crime.

The state of North Carolina doesn’t want anyone driving in a cemetery who isn’t digging a grave or burying a body. Which is pretty reasonable, actually.

Denver, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota, both have car color-related ordinances on the books: In Denver, you cannot drive a black car on a Sunday. Minneapolis outlaws driving a red car down Lake Street  EVER!

In a law probably left over from California’s more conservative past, it is illegal there for a woman to drive a car while wearing a housecoat.

California is also the state that made it illegal to shoot any animal from your car – except for whales. Apparently, California hates whales. Who else hates whales? Tennessee. They have the exact same law.

New Britain, CT, boasts a law forbidding fire trucks from going faster than 25 miles per hour. There are no exceptions, not even when responding to a fire call!

Canton, Ohio doesn’t want roller skaters and motorists on the same pieces of road. Motorists and skaters feel the same way.

Sheep in Montana may have a need for speed, but it’s a crime to leave a sheep in your truck unattended.

Late night driving in Pennsylvania can be a slow process: every mile you need to stop and fire off a signal rocket to make sure that the pathway is clear of livestock.

Both Memphis and New Orleans are the unfortunate homes to a law requiring women drivers to be escorted men in front of their cars waving warning flags.

Finally, frowning at a cop in New Jersey may get you off with a warning, but you could end up in much more trouble. The state of New Jersey has officially made it a crime to frown at a police officer.

Have a happy day!

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