Most traffic laws make a lot of sense, as they are designed to promote safety and common sense behind the wheel in general. However, there are some traffic laws on the books that may cause some drivers to scratch their heads.
Seeing Is Believing
It is technically illegal to drive in Alabama while blindfolded. The law does not come right out and use the word blindfolded, but the concept is there, buried in a bunch of legalese.
Keeping Clean to the Extreme
Drivers cannot store trash in their cars in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The law may seem bizarre to outsiders, but it does play into the resort city’s well-known eco-friendly disposition.
Of Course It’s Legal
It is completely and totally legal to scavenge road kill in West Virginia. In fact, the town of Marlinton, West Virginia hosts a roadkill cook-off every year during the last Saturday of September.
Be Gentle on Those Brakes
The city of Derby, Kansas frowns upon those that screech their tires while driving. At least, they do according to their law book, which states that the act is punishable by jail.
No Jumping Allowed
In the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California, it is illegal to jump from a car if it is going 65 miles per hour or faster. There is no law that dictates what kind of jumping a person could do if the car is going any slower.
Get on the Horn
The state of New Jersey requires drivers to honk their horn before passing another vehicle. While this law may make sense to those who may be passing a car on a two-lane highway, others may find it a little odd to do while on a multi-lane freeway.
Tis the Season?
In Connecticut, it is illegal to hunt from your car, even if it’s painted bright orange. Thanks, Connecticut.
Don’t Touch That
The city of University City, Missouri has a law on the books that makes it illegal for honk someone else’s car horn without the driver’s permission. If the driver grants permission, however, then honking the horn is totally cool.
In Marietta, Georgia, it’s illegal to spit from a car or a bus. It’s perfectly legal to spit from a truck, however. You have been warned.
Taking the Rage Out of Road Rage
The Washington, D.C. suburb of Rockville, Maryland prohibits drivers from swearing from a car. If people want to stay right with the law, they must resist the temptation of rolling down their window and letting expletives fly at the person that cut them off.
Eww. Just Eww.
It is illegal to wipe or wash a car with used underwear in San Francisco. However, the statute is written in a way that makes it only applicable to commercial car wash owners.
A Mighty Big Parking Violation
The state of Florida has a mandate on the books that deals with elephant-related parking violations. Specifically, the law dictates that if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter that expires, the resultant fee would need to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
According to Massachusetts law, people that drive with a gorilla in the backseat are subject to receiving a ticket. Apparently, it’s best to let the gorilla to hang out in the passenger seat.