In line with our weekly blogs of weird laws across the nation, let’ s continue our true or false edition of weird laws. Last week we saw some random laws from New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma.  Let’s see some weird laws from these next 5 states!

True or False:

Oregon

“One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.”

TRUE.  What exactly does this mean?  Based on Oregon law, “A person is guilty of a Class A traffic violation if they participate in a speed competition or contest, an acceleration contest, a test of physical endurance, an exhibition of speed or acceleration, the making of a speed record, or a race.”

Pennsylvania

“A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.”

NOT SURE.   If this law is true, it ruins a lot of things for women…

Rhode Island

“No one may bite off another’s leg.”

TRUE.  Based on the law, a person who voluntarily or maliciously bites off, or disables any limb of another, will be imprisoned for up to twenty years.  Take a bite out of crime!

South Carolina

“By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.”

TRUE.  If a man over the age of sixteen seduces an unmarried woman by means of deception and promise of marriage, he will be guilty of a misdemeanor.  So i guess standing his fiance up at the alter isn’t an option.

South Dakota

“Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.”

NOT SURE.  I wonder if the same is true for criminals.

You’ll have to wait until next week for the next 5 states!  Are there any weird laws that you thought were false but ended up being true?

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