In line with our weekly blogs of weird laws from across the country, let’s continue looking at some other weird laws. Last week we saw 5 random “Weird Laws” from all around the US. Let’s see what other weird laws are out there!
Here are this weeks weird laws. Enjoy!
Florida: It is illegal for public building doors to open inward in Florida.
According to one website, “All buildings erected in this state for theatrical, operatic, or other public entertainments of whatsoever kind shall be so constructed that the shutters to all entrances to said building shall open outwardly.” Not complying with this law will result in a felony of the third degree. This law was enacted to “prevent loss of life in the event of a fire or other emergency” because if doors open inwards then people may get trapped behind it.
Oregon: It is illegal to leave your car door open for too long.
What’s considered too long? I need exact numbers. Does anyone know?
Colorado: It is illegal to crash into obstacles on a ski slope in Vail, Colorado.
According to the law, a skier has a duty to “stay clear of snow-grooming equipment, all vehicles, lift towers, signs, and any other equipment on the ski slopes and trails.” I’m pretty sure crashing into objects on a ski slope is sometimes out of our control. I can’t imagine someone purposely trying to crash into any of the above-mentioned objects. Unless of course you are a member of the cast of “Jackass.” In that case, anything goes.
Minnesota: It is illegal to drive a red car on Lake Street at any time in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I doubt this law is heavily enforced today. I have stumbled upon many websites that claim that Red cars drive on Lake Street everyday without getting ticketed. Phew!
Montana: It is illegal to leave a sheep unattended in your truck.
Why would anyone have a random sheep in his or her truck? I wonder what compelled legislators to enact this into law. Any ideas?
What do you think about these weird laws? Are there any weird laws that you find unusually strange?
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