05 Jun 10 of the Oddest Driving Laws in the U.S.
There are some traffic laws that are like second nature to drivers. For instance, all licensed drivers know that red lights mean stop, that they have to stay at the scene of car accidents to exchange info and that they have to comply with the set speed limits wherever they may be driving.
Many states, however, also have some more bizarre driving laws, which motorists are far less likely to be aware of. Here’s a look at some of the most notably odd driving laws that have been enacted throughout the U.S.
Were You Aware of These Driving Laws?
In no particular order, here are some of the weirdest driving laws that are currently in effect in the U.S.:
- In Alabama, it is permissible to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your vehicle. By law, it’s also illegal to drive blindfolded in the state.
- In Arkansas, blasting your horn after 9pm by any place that is still serving cold drinks or sandwiches is illegal.
- In California and Tennessee, motorists are prohibited from shooting at animals from their vehicles unless that animal is a whale.
- In Colorado, driving a black car on Sundays is illegal.
- In Florida, money must be put into a meter if an elephant is tied to that meter.
- In Georgia, while it’s illegal to spit from a moving car or bus, it’s legal to do so from a moving truck.
- In Massachusetts, it is illegal for motorists to drive with a gorilla in the back of their vehicles.
- In Nevada, it is illegal to bring an unrestrained camel on the highway.
- In Ohio, drivers can be ticketed if they drive around the town square 100 consecutive times (or more). Also, if your car breaks down in Ohio and you call a cab for a ride, it’s illegal for you to ride on the cab’s roof.
- In Maine, drivers can be fined for parking in front of Dunkin’ Doughnut stores.
What do you think about these odd laws? Are you aware of other bizarre driving laws in the U.S. that we haven’t pointed out here? Share your comments with us on Facebook & Google+.
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