Strange Driving Laws

July 29th, 2013 by

A very old man with a valid driving license drives a car.The road hasn’t been spared by the weird hand of the law. Strange rules and regulations abound by state and county in America with New York not excluded. While the stranger ones are probably rarely enacted, they do make you wonder about the circumstances that led to their proposal.

Weird United States Driving Rules

Here are just a few of the bizarre driving laws collected from around the United States:

  • Georgia Assembly members cannot be given tickets while the assembly is in session. This was most likely enacted to prevent members from begin detained when they needed to be doing what the tax payers are paying them to do.
  • If you ever think of jumping from a moving vehicle, don’t do it in California. It is illegal to jump out of a vehicle that is moving faster than 65 mph. There’s a double catch here, too. Driverless vehicles cannot travel faster than 60 mph. So unless you have someone grab the wheel when you take the jump (and you survive), you could be slapped with a double fine.
  • Another one from California: it is legal to shoot whales from your vehicle. Yes. Whales.
  • You cannot leave your car door longer than necessary in Oregon.
  • You may not undress in your car in Sag Harbor, New York, as well as in Evanston, Illinois, and many other U.S. cities.
  • In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a blindfold while driving. This behavior is only frowned upon in other states.
  • Leaning out your car window and cursing in Rockville, Maryland can get you charged with a misdemeanor.

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