Regular traffic laws that apply in most, if not all, states are well known. But did you know, there are some driving laws of cities and states that are completely bizarre? It is sometimes hard to find the reasoning for these unusual driving laws, but they do exist. Take a look at some of the weirdest driving laws in the United States.
Common sense is a main function in developing driving laws. Turn Right and use right turn signal. Stop at the stop sign. Still, with using common sense, there are some unusual driving laws in effect. Laws usually come into existence out of necessity. It’s hard to imagine what happened to cause these laws to exist:
- In Alaska, it is illegal to tether a dog to the roof of a car.
- In Chico, California, just to add insult to injury, it is illegal to jump out of a car that is moving at 65 mph.
- In Dublin, Georgia, it is illegal to drive through playgrounds.
- Finally, in Alabama, it is illegal to drive while blindfolded. Seriously, why does this need to be a law?
While the laws above seem unnecessary because of common sense, why these laws exist is simply unexplainable. Hopefully you’ll never be in these situations:
- In Arkansas, after 9 p.m., it is illegal to honk your horn where ice cold beverages or sandwiches are served. The sandwich industry must be influential in Arkansas politics.
- In Texas, registering a car without windshield wipers is illegal; but a car without a windshield is acceptable. What purpose would wipers serve without a windshield?
- In New Jersey, it is illegal to hang anything from your rearview mirror, including air fresheners. How are drivers supposed to get that “new car smell?”
America, the Land of the Unusual Driving Laws
Whether they seem unnecessary or strange, the crazy driving laws don’t stop there. With all the cities and towns in America, there are bound to be unusual traffic laws throughout the country. If you’re visiting another state, try not to break any of the strange laws in effect there.