Big Governements - small brains - silly Laws
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|Alabama:||State law||It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating
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.|
It is unlawful to walk one's cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM
Women may not drive in a house coat.
|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.|
Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they
are on a leash.
|Colorado||State law||Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.|
|Denver||You may not drive a black car on Sundays.|
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee
has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
|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 (Repealed 2000)|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.
|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.|
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.
|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.|
You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.
|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.|
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.
Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor
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)|
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.
|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.|
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.
You must sound your horn each time you overtake any vehicle, including
a bicycle(abolished 2000)
London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay
and a sack of oats.
You may not wash your car on a Sunday.
You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle.
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).
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.|
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.|