Are There Any Crazy Traffic Laws In The United States

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1. Alabama – As a state law, it’s illegal to drive while wearing a blindfold. Seems like an obviously bad idea, but apparently enough boneheads have tried it to necessitate legislation.
2. Alaska – If you’re a dog owner in Alaska, you may want to get a vehicle large enough to fit your pet inside your ride, because the State of Alaska has declared it unlawful to tether your dog to the roof of your car.
3. Arizona – It’s against the law to drive a car in reverse on a public road, but there’s doesn’t seem to be a problem in Arizona with 89 year olds driving 22 mph in a 45 zone with their left blinker on the entire time.
4. Arkansas – It’s illegal to honk your horn after 9 p.m. In the vicinity of a restaurant that sells sandwiches or cold beverages. Because it’s rude? Because babies and old people are sleeping?
5. California – In the city of Glendale, it’s illegal to jump from motor vehicles moving at the speed of 65 mph. However, the law does not discuss the legality of jumping from speeds above or below 65 mph.
6. Colorado – It’s illegal to drive a black car on a Sunday in Denver. Definitely not enforced nowadays, but still on the books – just in case.
7. Connecticut – It’s illegal to hunt from a car, even if it’s painted orange.
8. Delaware – “R” rated movies shall not be shown at drive-in theaters. There may be cars watching.
9. Florida – By law, you must feed the parking meter if you tie an elephant, goat or alligator to it. Of course, if you tie the goat and the alligator to the meter at the same time, you may return to find the goat missing.
10. Georgia – As you’re driving through Marietta, keep an eye on what type of motor vehicle you’re following. You see, It’s illegal to spit from a car or bus, but there’s no law prohibiting spitting from a truck.

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8 hours ago The fact there needs to be a law to remind people to be courteous is actually pretty sad. Keep It Down California recently passed a law that restricts the noise level a car’s exhaust can make.

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7 hours ago However, there are actually more crazy driving laws in every state. Take a look at our list of the weird driving laws in every state below. 50 Weird State Laws for Drivers. Alabama Weird Driving Law: No Blindfolds. It is illegal to drive while blindfolded. Because that really had to be blatantly stated. Alaska Weird Driving Law: No Dogs on the Roof

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6 hours ago 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

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1 hours ago The 20 Most Bizarre Traffic Laws In America through the cracks of reason and become solidified as law. Here are some of the most bizarre traffic laws in the United States. And yes, there will

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9 hours ago The Craziest Laws That Still Exist In The United States. If you allow your donkey to sleep in a bathtub, you're an ass. If you allow it while you're in Arizona, you're a criminal. According to a law made in 1924, it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs. Good to know, right? It's not the only wackadoodle law that still exists in the States.

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7 hours ago Not long ago we wrote an article about crazy traffic laws, and it got a ton of attention. So, with that in mind, we went hunting for some useless laws in America that can’t be real — but totally are. They range from how you can eat and drink, to ways you’re allowed to behave in public.

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4 hours ago If you're traveling to the United States for the first time, there are certain customs that might take some adjustment. Some examples include the weather, the food, people's attitudes, and driving laws. Chances are, the rules of the road in the U.S. will …

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8 hours ago In the United States, there are both federal and state laws. The 50 states of the United States are allowed by the federal constitution to formulate and implement their own laws. Some of these laws are rarely implemented and are …

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8 hours ago Answer (1 of 4): Hardest one’s for me to get used to have been: 1. Turning on a flashing red arrow. But if that arrow stops flashing, you can no longer turn. (It sounds so simple on paper doesn’t it….) 2. Remembering to look for signs that indicate that you can’t turn on a

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Just Now "It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, or as owner of a motor vehicle to permit its operation, past a traffic control point …

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6 hours ago There's no doubt about it: There are some crazy, bizarre state laws that exist in the United States. Sure, they may have made sense when they were written, but today these truly weird state facts

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1. ALABAMA: It is illegal for a passenger to interfere with the driver's view in any way. The law states that a person in the front seat can't obstruct the view of the driver, or interfere with the driver's control of the vehicle.
2. ALASKA: Stringing a wire across a street in Anchorage is against the law. The law specifies wires, but also forbids glass bottles, glass, nails, tacks, cans, or any other item that could cause injury.
3. ARIZONA: You're not legally required to wear a helmet on your motorcycle over the age of 18. This law has been the point of contention for some time in the state.
4. ARKANSAS: After 9 p.m. in Little Rock, you can't honk the horn of a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served. Once the clock strikes nine, you better watch out where you honk in Little Rock.
5. CALIFORNIA: It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle — unless your target is a whale. Even though it seems counter-intuitive that you'd shoot at a whale from your car (or bike, or plane, or boat, etc.)
6. COLORADO: Throwing missiles at cars is illegal in Alamosa. According to Alamosa's Code of Ordinances, "It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly project any missile at or against any vehicle or equipment designed for the transportation of persons or property."
7. CONNECTICUT: In New Britain, it's illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25 miles per hour... even when heading to a fire. According to the Hartford Courant, the city of New Britain has a law that states fire trucks can't exceed the speed limit, even if they're on their way to a fire.
8. DELAWARE: In Fenwick Island, you can't change your clothes inside your car. It's not just changing clothes — it's illegal for anyone "to live, dwell, cook, sleep, change clothes, or use toilet facilities inside any vehicle" in Fenwick Island.
9. FLORIDA: In Cape Coral, you can't park a commercial vehicle at your own home. A city ordinance states that commercial vehicles cannot be parked on residential properties.
10. GEORGIA: It's illegal to drive your car through a playground in Dublin. A city ordinance explicitly states that motor vehicles cannot drive through playgrounds, unless they obtain written permission.

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1. Thailand. We begin our list with a simple but very strictly enforced law from Thailand. According to Yahoo, this popular Asian destination requires male and female drivers to keep their shirts on, regardless of how hot it is may be.
2. South Africa. While South Africa supposedly only has one car for every five citizens, it still feels that it needs to have some strict laws in place to protect its livestock.
3. Japan. Yahoo continued to surprise us with bizarre driving laws when we discovered that splashing a pedestrian with water while driving is illegal in Japan.
4. Phillippines. The travel section of AOL says that in Manila, people can’t drive in certain areas based upon what day of the week it is and the last digit on their license plate.
5. United States. Yeah, we’ve got some weird driving laws too apparently. Yahoo Autos says that in Montana, it’s illegal to have sheep in the cab of a truck unless there is a chaperone, and in Alabama, it’s illegal for people to drive while blindfolded because, well, it’s dangerous and stupid.
6. Russia. Yahoo says driving a filthy car can get you fined up to $55 regardless of whether the car is dirty on the outside or inside. Originally put in place to keep license plates visible during icy months, when salt and grime are prone to caking onto a plate, this law has proven to be problematic for certain motorists, since it is also illegal to clean your car anywhere outside of your home or a car wash.
7. Germany. The Huffington Post reports that when cruising the Autobahn, it is highly illegal to stop on the high-speed freeway for anything other than an emergency.
8. Spain. Anyone requiring vision-correcting glasses in order to drive the streets of Spain must keep a spare set in their car at all times, just in case one set ends up missing or a lens falls out.
9. France. AOL reports that all drivers in France are now required to carry an unused breathalyzer kit in their vehicle at all times. Apparently, this is to help prevent drunk driving while cutting down on government costs incurred during traffic stops.
10. Cyprus. Our final bizarre law on today’s cheat sheet is brought to you courtesy of the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where according to AOL, drivers who unnecessarily raise a hand from the steering wheel can face some serious fines.

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3 hours ago Because one of the popular weird laws for a lot of states goes something along the lines of “no honking at sandwich shops at these …

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1. Don’t Read Green Lantern in Oklahoma. There are distracted driving traffic laws in every state, some of them are more restrictive than others. People can lose their license, for instance, by using their cell phones, and with good reason.
2. Must Have a Steering Wheel in Illinois. Fred Flintstone may not have had any pedals in his car, but he did have a steering wheel. So he’d have no problem driving in Illinois.
3. Honking is Fine, But Not Always. If you live in Little Rock, Arkansas, you better look around before tooting that horn to remind someone that the light has changed.
4. Don’t Scare the Horses. Speaking of honking, the horses in Oxford, Mississippi are sensitive to certain noises, in particular, car horns. So, if you happen to be driving through, do not, under any circumstances, use that horn.
5. Drive the Wrong Way in Alabama. Go ahead and drive the wrong way down a one-way street in Alabama. That is if you have a lantern attached to your car.
6. Don’t Run Out of Gas. If you’re like me, you wait until the gas light (aka the “dummy” light) comes on before filling up the tank. Well, if you live in Youngstown, Ohio, don’t wait.
7. No Spitting. Some states and principalities have laws against spitting. How much they’re enforced is unknown. But spitting from a vehicle is one of those traffic laws that make sense.
8. Don’t Stop Short. In Kansas, like most other states, it’s a good idea to come to a full and complete stop and a red light or intersection. And then when the light changes, proceed at the correct speed.
9. Keep Your Car Clean. Everyone likes a clean car, including that new car smell. But we’re all guilty of letting things get out of control. This is a big no-no in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
10. Curses! We’ve all yelled at a bad driver, at least under our breath. Well, in Rockville, Maryland, you want to keep that under your breath. Because if you get caught swearing from a vehicle, it could cost you up to $100 in fines or even 90 days in jail.

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Just Now The law in many states provides that a driver may use the left lane only when passing another vehicle, moving over to let merging traffic on to the road, moving over because there is an emergency vehicle on the shoulder (law in some states), or because he or she will soon make a left turn/take a left exit.

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9 hours ago Most traffic laws make sense: wear a seatbelt, don’t drink and drive, or stop at a stoplight. However, there does exist some traffic laws that are absolutely bizarre. Why some of these laws needed to be written? We’re not sure, but here are ten crazy traffic laws from all …

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1. Alabama. It is illegal to drive while blindfolded in this state. Um, surely doing so is not safe, but why does “driving blindfolded” have to be blatantly stated as a law?
2. Arizona. In Arizona you might see some signs saying “No going back”, that is you must not drive in reverse on public road. It’s possible that many drivers in the state like to drive in style to show off their skills behind the steering wheels.
3. California. Women are forbidden to drive in their bathrobes, housecoats or dressing gowns. Sounds like somebody is so busy over there that they drop the kids off to school in the morning without changing into proper streetwear.
4. Colorado. It’s forbidden to drive a black car on Sunday. To avoid complications, drivers might just choose not to buy black cars at all.
5. Florida. This might just top the list of weird traffic laws yet. By Florida law, you must pay for the parking meter if you tie an elephant, a goat or an alligator to it.
6. Idaho. In Idaho Falls, elderlies above the age of 88 must not ride a motorcycle. Life expectancy here must be abnormally high for there is a law to keep grandpas off the roads.
7. Illinois. It’s illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel here. You might be screaming inside: “Hooooow?!?”. Drivers sure can get creative. READ MORE.
8. Indiana. In this state car sales on Sunday is forbidden. Um, what about buying of cars?
9. Kansas. It’s illegal to transport “dead poultry”, or chicken, on Kansas roads, so … only live chicken?
10. Kentucky. You will be fined if your pet “molest” another’s vehicle in Fort Thomas. Although the word is not clearly defined and can encompass a broad number of meanings, depending on your imagination, let’s just keep your pet away from parked cars.

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3 hours ago While some roads run through multiple states, each state has its own unique driving laws. Some of these traffic laws make perfect sense and are there to protect the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Others, however, are just outright strange. Car transportation company, J&S Transportation, took a look at the craziest driving laws in all 50 states.

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Just Now There are plenty of urban legends and fake state laws circulating around the internet. However, these weird or outlandish laws are actually on …

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Just Now Crazy laws exist in every state, for many different reasons. Some other crazy laws are off the books for good and do not apply apply to state law. In most states, when police officers try to force these and other crazy laws on people, the decision is appealed due to the lack of relevance that the law has on the situation.

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1. Alabama. You could be a lawbreaker on the road in Alabama if you: a) drive blindfolded, or. b) drive down the one-way street in the wrong direction.
2. Alaska. In Alaska, it is illegal to tie your dog on top of your car. The question is: why would someone want to do that anyway?
3. Arizona. In Arizona, you are not permitted to drive in reverse; else, it could give you a ticket.
4. Arkansas. One of the weirdest traffic laws in the US is found in Arkansas. If you’re disturbing the peace by blowing your car’s horn in front of a sandwich store at 9 pm, you could get fined.
5. California. You can find plenty of traffic/driving laws in California that are totally dumb. In Glendale, don’t you dare jump out of the car that speeds at 65 mph.
6. Colorado. It is illegal to drive a black car in Colorado on a Sunday (although this is a real law, that might not be enforced).
7. Connecticut. Unlike in California, you are prohibited from shooting whales while your car is on the move.
8. Delaware. Don’t change clothes inside your car in Delaware or you’ll be in trouble.
9. Florida. Parking an elephant on the main road will still make you pay the parking meter. It sounds like a fantasy, but this is a real, existing law in Florida!
10. Georgia. You are not permitted to spit if you’re in a car or a bus. But if you’re in a truck it’s perfectly fine!

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7 hours ago Answer: Prior to the 20th century, there weren't any traffic laws as there wasn't really any need - in 1900, there were fewer than 10,000 cars in the entire world and few navigable roads. A mere decade later, however, there were over 130,000 cars, 35,000 trucks, and …

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2 hours ago Here are the 10 weirdest laws in the United States. ***. 10. New Jersey: It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder. New Jersey prohibits the use of bulletproof vests “while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit” a crime from a specified list.

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9 hours ago The law states that a man cannot turn around on any city street and “look at a woman in that way”, lest he wishes to part ways with $25. If you’re convicted a second time, though, the consequences are more serious and “the violating male” must “wear a ‘pair of horse-blinders’ wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll”.

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2 hours ago But it did not end there. Within the same period, another law came up that limited cars to speeds not exceeding 20 miles per hour. Back then, the legislatures saw this as the maximum possible safe speed a car could travel. Fast forward slightly over a century later, and man has still not left his habit of making some very weird traffic laws.

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1 hours ago As per the UAE’s cybercrime laws, VPN users can face fines ranging between 500,000 and 2 million dirhams (£107,855 and £431,421) if they are “using a false IP address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of …

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1 hours ago Unbelievable Traffic Laws. There are thousands of traffic laws, especially when you consider all the state-specific laws there are. Many of them have a good reason behind them. You stop at a red light to avoid an accident. Speed limits exist for the safety of other drivers on the road. However, some traffic laws are just wacky.

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7 hours ago The law that spurred the popular anti-gorilla-carrying myth states: "No person shall transport an animal in the back of a motor vehicle in a space intended for …

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1 hours ago Colorado – In 2017, Colorado changed its texting laws. Instead of a complete ban on texting, the law now states it is illegal to text in a “careless or imprudent manner.”. However, as an increased deterrent, the penalties have been increased from a fine of $50 to $300, and from one license point to four.

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1 hours ago 50 Weird Driving Laws of the United States. WEIRD DRIVING You know the BASIC TRAFFIC LAWS - Stop at a red light, Obey the speed limit, Don't drink and drive. LAWS OF THE But this is America, land of the free and home of the make-it-up-as-you-go-along, so in addition to the standard traffic laws, there are some weird and wacky ones out there

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3 hours ago It sure would be interesting to know, why these weirdest laws in the U.S. became laws in the first place. Though most of these laws sound incredibly dumb now, once they've had, or still does have, a real pretense. For example, the New York law against people wearing masks in public places is to prevent a mass crime or a riot, since you don't

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2 hours ago Traffic law in the United States. For driving in the United States, each state and territory has its own traffic code or rules of the road, although most of the rules of the road are similar for the purpose of uniformity, given that all states grant reciprocal driving privileges (and penalties) to each other's licensed drivers.

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5 hours ago Thanks to a weirdly-worded law in the city Criminal Code, it is unlawful to “throw any stones, snowballs, or any other missiles” at any person or …

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1 hours ago FindLaw's State Traffic Laws section provides information about the traffic laws and driving rules in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Some of the information you'll find in this section includes each state's online vehicle code, links to statutes for common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals. There are some

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8 hours ago In addition, a majority of states ban the use of any cell phone device by beginning drivers even if they are using a hands free device. Many states also ban text messaging while driving. Getting Legal Help. If you have been cited for violating a traffic law, contact a criminal attorney in the state you received the ticket as soon as possible.

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7 hours ago There are truly some wacky laws out there. They may have made sense when they were written, but today they seem a little questionable, weird or just plain dumb. And it seems every state has at least a few of them.

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5 hours ago Check Out These Top 15 Most Unbelievable Traffic Laws. 1. In the resort town of Hilton Head, South Carolina, it is illegal to have trash in your vehicle. Better stash that soda can! These paper cups and plates can cost you $500 in fines or 30 days in jail. 2.

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8 hours ago 13. You are not allowed to be reading a comic book while driving in Oklahoma, United States. 14. There exist a traffic law in Michigan, USA, that prohibits anyone sitting right in the middle of any road reading a newspaper. 15. It is illegal for anyone to drive around a black painted car on a Sunday in Denver, Colorado, United States. 16.

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6 hours ago The report states that, nationwide, there are more than 300 optimal laws which, if enacted, could make highways safer and save lives. According to the Advocates, in 2015, only six states managed to pass a total of eight of those optimal traffic safety laws. Those states were; Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

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3 hours ago Driving on the road should mean you know the rules and laws that govern operating a vehicle. While you might think you have it all down, the reality is some

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Just Now The law specifically states: “A person under 16 years of age, whether resident or nonresident of this state, may not operate a motor vehicle upon any highway of this state.” There are exceptions, however, as noted in the legal code.

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3 hours ago Let’s look at some Weird Traffic Laws from Around the World. If you thought that the United States had a monopoly on strange traffic laws, and Australia just has so many traffic laws, check out these Weird Traffic Laws from Around the World. There are weird and strange traffic laws on every continent.

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9 hours ago A weird one this, but if you ever find yourself too tipsy to drive, don’t sleep in your car; get a hotel instead, because even sleeping at the wheel while over the alcohol limit is a crime. The same goes if you’re drinking in a motorhome that’s not parked in a designated campsite; the police could prosecute, even if you have no intention

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5 hours ago All drivers must be well-versed in basic traffic laws, as failure to abide by them will create dangerous driving situations and may result in a fine, penalty or suspension of your driver’s license. Traffic laws are not open to interpretation; the …

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