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Odd Traffic Laws: Do They Still Exist?

odd traffic lawsEven though they were made many, many years ago, there are still some bizarre and ridiculous rules of the road still in existence. Over time states address the odd laws, so if you know about any of these that have some documented proof one way or another, please share it on our Facebook page! Let’s have some fun.

  • In Nevada, is it really illegal to ride a camel on the highway? Is there a large camel population in Nevada?
  • Driving barefoot is illegal in Alabama. Got to admit; this one sounds feasible.
  • In Massachusetts, will you be ticketed if you drive with a gorilla in the backseat of your car? Was this a thing at one time?
  • In Sag Harbor, New York, it is illegal to take off your clothes in your vehicle. Seems like a reasonable law, although this should really fall into the common sense category, right? 
  • Don’t honk your horn in Oxford, Mississippi – you’ll scare the horses. This seems to have some merit.
  • It is illegal to strap your dog to your roof in Alaska. If this law is true, why would this seem like a logical way to transport a dog anyway?
  • Unless you are digging a grave or putting someone in one, it is illegal to drive in a cemetery in parts of North Carolina. Really?
  • In both Tennessee and California, is it really illegal to shoot any animal from your car – unless it’s a whale? And that folks may be how the whale population was thinned out in Tennessee. Either that or that fact there isn’t any ocean around the state of Tennessee. 
  • The ice cream man has been banned in Indianola, Iowa. If true, I bet there is a story there!
  • In Minneapolis, red cars may NOT be driven down Lake Street? Makes you want to head to Lake Street and watch for red cars not aware of this, right?
  • You can’t dirty up the road in Minnetonka? If true, you’ll want to leave your mud, dirt and sticky substances at home or you’ll be fined.
  • So you think it’s true that you don’t need a windshield on your car in MN because it’s not specifically required anywhere in Minnesota statute? Well in the land of snow and ice, windshields sure are helpful!

Do you know of another odd driving law? Chime in on our Facebook page.