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United States

Alabama: State law It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.
You must have windshield wipers on your car.
You may not drive barefooted.
Arizona Glendale city law: Cars may not be driven in reverse.
Arkansas Little Rock

It is unlawful to walk one's cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.
No person shall sound the horn on a vechicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 P.M. -Little Rock City Code Sec. 18-54

California State law

Women may not drive in a house coat.
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

Alhambra You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit. Downey It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).
Long Beach Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
Redlands Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.
San Francisco

Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.

Colorado State law Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.
  Denver You may not drive a black car on Sundays.
Florida State law

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
It is illegal to block any traveled wagon road. (Full text of this law)

Cape Coral It it illegal to park a pick-up truck in your driveway or in front of your house on the street. This law is limited to only those who do not own the house. (Repealed 2000)
Daytona Beach Sec. 22-44. Storage, depositing prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person, either as owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant, or otherwise, to store or deposit, or cause or permit to be stored or deposited, any abandoned, junked or discarded motor vehicle or motor vehicles upon any public or private property within the city. (Code 1955, 20-11)
Sarasota If you hit a pedestrian you are fined $78.00.
Connecticut State law You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour. (Note: Even if it sounds strange this law can and in fact IS inforced in many countries around the world)
New Britain It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
Georgia State law Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
Marietta Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.

It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
Cars are not to drive on sidewalks.

Idaho Coeur d' Alene If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car. (Looks to me to be an intelligent law. The dumb part is that it had to be made at all.)
Illinois State law You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
Crete Cars may not be driven through the town.
Evanston It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
Park Ridge Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
Indiana State law

The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415. (Repealed) This law has nothing to do with trafic laws but it's so dumb I simply had to include it. It's my favorite among all the dumb legal stuff.
A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.
One man may not back into a parking spot becasue it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.

Iowa Fort Madison The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
Indianola The "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.
Kansas Lawrence All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.
Salina It is against the law to leave your car running unattended.
Wichita Before proceeding through the interesection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehice and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.
Louisiana New Orleans

You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.
It is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.

Massachusetts State law No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
  Milford Peeping in the windows of automobiles is forbidden.
Michigan Detroit Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.
Minnesota State law All men driving motorcycles must wear shirts.
Minneapolis Red cars can not drive down Lake Street
Virginia You're not allowed to park your elephant on Main Street.
Mississippi Oxford

It is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session.

Montana Whitehall It is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.
Nevada State law It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
New Jersey State law

You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only.
If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.

Ohio Youngstown

Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
You may not run out of gas. (This law is in fact applied in many countries on highways. For example in France. Or in any tunnel in Switzerland)

Oklahoma State law

It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings. (Repealed)

Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.

Clinton Molesting an automobile is illegal.
Wynona One's mode of transportation must be tied up while not attended.
Oregon State law You may not pump your own gas in service stations.
  Eugene It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays. (Repealed in the 1970s)
Pennsylvania State law

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.

Carlisle In the middle of town, one must pay a fee of $50 dollars a year to park on a particular block. At night, however, the cars must be moved for street cleaning. This law is enforced even if snow or ice prevents the cars from being moved.
Tarentum Horses are not to be tied to parking meters.
Rhode Island State law It is illegal to coast downhill in your car with your transmission in neutral, or with the clutch disengaged.
South Carolina State law

When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.

Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.

Charleston It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street.
Tennessee State law Driving is not to be done while asleep.
Fayette County You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property.
Memphis It's illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
Texas State law

It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.

It is unlawful for a person to consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle upon a public roadway, if the person is observed doing so by a peace officer.

Galveston It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.
Lubbock County It is illegal to drive within an arm's length of alcohol - including alcohol in someone else's blood stream.
Richardson It is now illegal to place a "for sale" sign on a car if it visible from the street
Utah State law No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
Tremonton It is illegal to have sex in a moving ambulance and if you are caught the guy is let go and the woman is punished and her name appears in the newspaper.
Virginia State law Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited. (Repealed)
Virginia Beach If you are drunk and not driving your car, and the person who is driving the car is drunk as well, you may both receive DUI's.
Washington State law A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town."
Wilbur You may not ride an ugly horse.


Belgium A driver who needs to turn through oncoming traffic has the right of way unless he slows down or stops.

Before starting your car you are required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk your horn. You also need to make a visual check to make sure there are no children underneath the car.
If your vehicle stalls and you leave it on the side of the road, you must mark the vehicle with a red, reflecting triangle. This equipment is only mandatory when the car stalls, not at any other times, however.
No one may start a car while someone is underneath the vehicle.


You must sound your horn each time you overtake any vehicle, including a bicycle(abolished 2000)
You must have window wipers but you are not required to have a windshield.

United Kingdom

London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.
It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.


You may not wash your car on a Sunday.
It is required that every car with snow tires has to have a sticker on its dashboard which tells that the driver should not drive faster than 160 km/h with these tires. (Repealed 1999) However the highest speed allowed on national motorways is 120 km/h.
If you forget you car-keys inside the car and you leave the car open, you will be punished.


You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle.
It is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath.


New Brunswick Provincial Laws

Driving on the roads is not allowed.



The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine).
It is also illegal to have a clothes line in your backyard.
You can't work on your car in the street.


You may not park a car in such a way that it is blocking your own driveway.

"For Sale" signs are not permitted in the windows of moving vehicles.


Beijing Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yuan, or a warning. -Article 40 of the Beijing Traffic Laws.
Saudi Arabia

A woman may not drive a car.

From Jiddah to Ryadh there are two highways: one for Muslims, another for "infidels". If a Muslim is accompanied by an "infidel", both are required to use the highway for infidels.



It is illegal to come within 50 meters of a pedestrian crossing the street.

It is illegal to pee in an elevator. (I know, this one has only a marginal relation to trafic rules)

South Korea Traffic police are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists.
Thailand You must wear a shirt while driving a car.