50 Weird Traffic Laws

50 Weird Traffic Laws By State

In New York – It’s against the law to disrobe in your car in Sag Harbor

We all know the basics: Come to a complete stop at a red light, follow the speed limit, yield the right of way – and so on. But what about the more obscure state traffic laws? Here are 50 of the most bizarre state driving laws:

  • Alabama – No driving while blindfolded
  • Alaska – It’s illegal to tie a dog to your car roof
  • Arizona – It’s against the law to drive a car in reverse on a public road
  • Arkansas – Don’t honk your car horn anywhere that serves cold drinks or sandwiches after 9 p.m.
  • California – It’s against the law for women to drive in a housecoat
  • Colorado – It’s illegal to drive a black car on a Sunday in Denver
  • Connecticut – A fire engine should not exceed 25 m.p.h. – even on the way to a fire
  • Delaware – You should not change clothes in your vehicle
  • Florida – By law, you must feed the parking meter if you tie an elephant, goat or alligator to it
  • Georgia – It’s illegal to spit from a car or bus, but it’s OK to spit from a truck
  • Hawaii – It’s against the law for any vehicle in motion to use its hazard lights
  • Idaho – Anyone over age 88 is forbidden to ride a motorcycle in Idaho Falls
  • Illinois – It’s illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel
  • Indiana – It’s against the law to sell cars on Sundays
  • Iowa – In Mount Vernon, it’s illegal to throw a Red Ryder onto the highway
  • Kansas – You can’t transport dead poultry in this state
  • Kentucky – It’s illegal for your pet to molest a vehicle in Fort Thomas
  • Louisiana – A woman’s husband is required by law to wave a flag in front of her car before she can drive it
  • Maine – It’s illegal to buy a car on a Sunday
  • Maryland – It’s a crime to swear from a vehicle in Rockville
  • Massachusetts – You cannot drive with a gorilla in your backseat
  • Michigan – It’s against the law to sit in the middle of the street and read a newspaper
  • Minnesota – You’re a public nuisance if you drive a truck in Minnetonka that leaves mud, dirt or sticky substances on the road
  • Mississippi – In Oxford, it’s illegal to honk your horn because it might scare nearby horses
  • Missouri – You can’t honk someone else’s car horn
  • Montana – Unless you have a chaperone, it’s illegal to have sheep in your truck
  • Nebraska – By law, drivers on mountains should drive with caution near the right edge of the highway, even though there are no mountains in Nebraska
  • Nevada – It’s illegal to ride a camel on the highway
  • New Hampshire – It’s against the law to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria
  • New Jersey – Frowning at a police officer is against the law here
  • New Mexico – It’s illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their taxis
  • New York – It’s against the law to disrobe in your car in Sag Harbor
  • North Carolina – It’s illegal to play in traffic
  • North Dakota – You’re breaking the law when you put a penny in an automatic parking ticket machine
  • Ohio – It’s illegal to run out of gas in Youngstown
  • Oklahoma – It’s illegal to read a comic book while driving
  • Oregon – By law, you must yield to pedestrians when driving on the sidewalk
  • Pennsylvania –When driving on a country road at night, you must stop every mile and set off flares or other warning signals and then allow 10 minutes for livestock to clear the road
  • Rhode Island – It’s illegal to ride a horse on a highway for the purpose of racing or testing the speed of the horse
  • South Carolina – It’s unlawful to store trash in your vehicle in Hilton Head
  • South Dakota – You only need to be 14 years old to get your license in South Dakota
  • Tennessee – It’s illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving vehicle
  • Texas – You must have windshield wipers to register a car, although having a windshield is optional
  • Utah – By law, birds have the right of way on all highways
  • Vermont – It’s illegal for cars to backfire in Rutland
  • Virginia – Women are prohibited from driving a car on Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag
  • Washington – A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town
  • West Virginia ­- It’s legal to eat road kill
  • Wisconsin – It’s against the law for a person to ride a bicycle with their hands off the handlebars
  • Wyoming – By law, you must close a gate crossing over a road, river, stream or ditch or you risk a $750 fine

Don't you wonder when these archaic laws will change to reflect our present day reality?

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