Here are some interesting traffic laws, some of which are still on the books. I thought I’d take the opportunity to attempt to explain the potential origin of these laws, so here’s my best guess.  Enjoy!

  • Alaska:  It is illegal to drive with a dog tied to your roof.  I’m guessing someone actually tied their dog to the roof of their car for legislators to illegalize such an act. Poor dog.
  • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: It is illegal for police officers to break up a romantic rendezvous unless they first honk their horn or flash their lights and wait at least three minutes before breaking up the rendezvous.  Aren’t they sweet?
  • New York:  It is illegal to undress in your car.  I’m guessing this law was meant to address indecent exposure.
  • Eureka, California: It is illegal in to use the road as a bed.  No comment.
  • Glendale, California: It is illegal to jump from a car going over 65 mph.  Seriously California?
  • Alabama:  It is illegal to wear a blindfold while driving.  I wonder which genius tested their blindfolded driving skills to compel legislators to write this into law.
  • Derby, Kansas: It is illegal to screech your tires, or else you will face Thirty days in jail.
  • Rockville, Maryland:  It is illegal to swear while on the highway.  Breaking this law will result in a misdemeanor and cost you up to $100 in fines or 90 days in jail.
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina: It is illegal to store trash in your vehicle.  I am all for this law.  Or else you’d be the personal chauffeur for all the maggots and rats living in your car.

Are there any weird laws that you find exceptionally interesting?

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