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Bizarre Driving Laws

Bizarre Driving Laws

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The Greek sage Aristotle once penned, “Even when the laws have been written down, they ought not always remain unchanged.” Not only is this wise advice, but it was also prophetic; especially when you focus on some of the mystifying driving laws that linger on the pages of state statutes.

So as to assure that your next cross-country vacation does not get pricked by the thorns of legality, we at DMV.ORG have organized a list of arcane state laws you should be aware of. For nothing can be more embarrassing than having to phone your attorney from Alaska for legal assistance in escaping a fine for lashing your poodle to the roof of your car.

Alabama
Apparently ‘Bama is an acronym for Blunt All Motorist Adventures, for officials there have inexplicably made it illegal to drive while blindfolded.
Alaska
Contrary to public opinion roof racks are not specifically designed for skis, snowboards and cocker spaniels. Or at least not in Alaska, where authorities have found it necessary to declare it illegal to tether a dog to the roof of a car.


Arkansas
Think twice while in Arkansas if you harbor an unflagging passion for cold cut sandwiches and honking your car horn. Arkansas authorities have deemed it illegal to blare a car horn where ice cold beverages or sandwiches are served after 9 p.m.


California
No matter how luxuriously comfortable that divided highway may look, it is illegal in Eureka, California, to use a road as a bed.



In order to save money on having to crop dust their streets, officials in Chico, California, have made it illegal to plant rutabagas in roadways.



Officials in Glendale, California, no doubt, caved in to insurance lobbyists when they inexplicably decided to make it illegal to jump from a car at 65 mph.



Don’t expect to find any salt-rimmed curbs in Hermosa Beach, California. Officials there have made it illegal to spill your Margarita on any street.


Connecticut
No need to get your Lexus Sport Luxury Sedan painted blaze orange. Hunting from cars in Connecticut is illegal, even during deer season.


Georgia
Going on an intuitive hunch that teeter-totters and cars don’t mix, officials in Dublin, Georgia, have made it illegal to drive through playgrounds.


Illinois
Beware if you own a bicycle in Galesburg, Illinois. The police there have no tolerance for “fancy riding.”


Iowa
Throw it and they (police) will come. In Mount Vernon, Iowa, it is illegal to throw your Red Ryder onto the highway.


Kansas
In Derby, Kansas, it is considered a misdemeanor to screech your tires while driving. This abominable act can cost you 30 days in jail.


In Topeka, Kansas, it is unlawful to transport dead poultry along Kansas Avenue. Lesson: look elsewhere for a KFC.


Kentucky
Make sure your canine does not harbor a weird fetish for tailgate lights or trailer hitches while in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. You’ll be fined if your pet molests a vehicle.
Maine
Be careful about Jonesing for a Bavarian Cream while in South Berwick, Maine. You’ll be ticketed if you park in front of Dunkin Donuts.
Maryland
Keep in mind while traveling through Rockville, Maryland, that the streets there are rated G. If you possess a PG-17 vocabulary, take the bypass. Swearing from a vehicle in Rockville is considered a misdemeanor.


Minnesota
In Minnetonka, Minnesota if you drive a truck that leaves mud, dirt or sticky substances on any road you will be considered a public nuisance that is harming the peace, safety and general welfare of the town.
Missouri
If you are a horn-honking hooligan you better be carrying your vehicle’s bill of sale if you have the nerve to toot your horn while in University City, Missouri. Officials there have wisely made it illegal to honk the horn of someone else’s car.


Nevada
To prevent any literal interpretation of Reno’s No Standing signs, authorities there have made it illegal to place a bench or chair in the middle of the road.


New Jersey
Don’t be feeling all fuzzy-warm about New Jersey residents if you’re driving through the state with a “Honk if You Love Skippy the Kangaroo” bumper sticker soldered to your vehicle’s trunk. New Jersey residents are required by law to honk before passing.


Arbor Day requires careful planning in Blairstown, New Jersey, for local officials there have made it illegal to plant trees in the middle of the street.


New York
Be sure to enter your vehicle feeling sartorially content while in Sag Harbor, New York. Officials there have made it illegal to disrobe while in your car.


North Carolina
Officials in Dunn, North Carolina, apparently harbor no faith in the intuitive powers of common sense:



First, they have made it illegal to play in traffic. So if you’re a parent make sure your kids play Candyland on the floor of a living room rather than on the asphalt of a passing lane.
Second, it is illegal to drive through a cemetery if you’re not there to dig a grave or bury someone. So if you intend to visit the grave of a loved one bring really powerful binoculars.
And third, even if you are considerate enough to yell “On your left,” officials still deem it illegal to drive on sidewalks.
Ohio
In Canton, Ohio, people wearing roller skates cannot share the streets with cars. And yes, this applies even during the “couples only” skate.
Oregon
In Oregon you need to be not only alert for state troopers with speed guns, but also with stop watches. For you can be ticketed if you leave your car door open longer than is deemed necessary.


You will be slapped with a Class A traffic violation if you use your car on an Oregon highway to prove your physical endurance.



If you opt for driving on a sidewalk while in Oregon, be sure to not attract the wrath of the law by not yielding to pedestrians.
Rhode Island
In Scituate, Rhode Island, it is illegal to drive with beer in your vehicle even if it is unopened. So, in other words, if you’re a beer delivery driver you’re screwed.


South Carolina
There’s a good reason why automakers don’t manufacture models named the Dodge Dumpster or the Lexus Litterbin. For in Hilton Head, South Carolina, it is illegal to store trash in your vehicle due to rat problems.


West Virginia
Virginia may be for lovers, but West Virginia is for meat lovers. Officials in the Mountain State have deemed it perfectly legal for anyone to scavenge road kill.

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Re: Bizarre Driving Laws

The sad thing is, most laws come from necessity. So most of those laws have been put there because multiple persons were caught doing all of those things.

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No need to get your Lexus Sport Luxury Sedan painted blaze orange. Hunting from cars in Connecticut is illegal, even during deer season.
That one is true for most states, not just Connecticut.


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LOLOL....

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No need to get your Lexus Sport Luxury Sedan painted blaze orange. Hunting from cars in Connecticut is illegal, even during deer season.
Damn!!!!


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[quote author=m3marshall link=topic=94672.msg1853574#msg1853574 date=1195054541]
The sad thing is, most laws come from necessity. So most of those laws have been put there because multiple persons were caught doing all of those things.

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No need to get your Lexus Sport Luxury Sedan painted blaze orange. Hunting from cars in Connecticut is illegal, even during deer season.
That one is true for most states, not just Connecticut.
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Crap you beat me to it. I was going to mention that the no hunting from a vehicle law is common to most states (and for a good reason and is also frequently violated).
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[quote author=LaraW link=topic=94672.msg1853575#msg1853575 date=1195054556]
LOLOL....

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Connecticut
No need to get your Lexus Sport Luxury Sedan painted blaze orange. Hunting from cars in Connecticut is illegal, even during deer season.
Damn!!!!
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Because unlike the AK-47 you legally purchased after the mandatory 5-day waiting period, hunting from your car would be an unfair advantage, you see


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Here in NY they actually bait people with a fake deer on the highway and a patrol car sitting nearby (not behind the deer though). Anyone who takes a shot at it gets fined.

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=94672.msg1854607#msg1854607 date=1195078245]
[quote author=LaraW link=topic=94672.msg1853575#msg1853575 date=1195054556]
LOLOL....

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Connecticut
No need to get your Lexus Sport Luxury Sedan painted blaze orange. Hunting from cars in Connecticut is illegal, even during deer season.
Damn!!!!
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Because unlike the AK-47 you legally purchased after the mandatory 5-day waiting period, hunting from your car would be an unfair advantage, you see
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Different story...lets not get into it (even though I agree with what you are getting at).

I've seen/heard of some of those bait traps. I know in some places you can lose your hunting license or even face jail for repeat offenses.
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[quote author=Hexedit link=topic=94672.msg1854654#msg1854654 date=1195079455]
Here in NY they actually bait people with a fake deer on the highway and a patrol car sitting nearby (not behind the deer though). Anyone who takes a shot at it gets fined.
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OMG seriously? Why would people shoot from a goddamn car? So stupid.


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I just don't get it. If I'm driving along the highway and see a deer, my first thought isn't "Oh my god I gotta shoot that motherfucker!"

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[quote author=Kodos link=topic=94672.msg1857243#msg1857243 date=1195154583]
I just don't get it. If I'm driving along the highway and see a deer, my first thought isn't "Oh my god I gotta shoot that motherfucker!"
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Yes, but if you lived in a rural area where the roads rarely get traveled and wildlife = food on the table, you would probably consider popping a deer or 2 from your car.


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