8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States

8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States

8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States.

Dog on roof of car. 8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States.
Some people are just plain stupid!

You would think with just a little common sense would understand not to do the things these weird laws prohibit. The thing is more people than you realize lack any common sense at all. Which is why the 9 weird & unusual traffic laws exist.

Little Rock, Arkansas –

No Honking The Horn at McDonald’s or basically any store after 9PM!

No Honking The Horn at McDonald's or basically any store after 9PM!

According to Little Rock, Arkansas Code 1961, section 25-74, “No person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m.”

I’m interested what could’ve happened in Little Rock to make them pass a law like this?

Anchorage, Alaska –

No dogs riding on the roof of a moving motor vehicle!

No dogs riding on the roof of a moving motor vehicle! 8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States.

I assumed this was com.on sense and couldn’t understand why they’d have this law until this story about a man being fined for a dog riding on his roof.

In Anchorage, Alaska law they have a law on the books that for most of us is common sense. To be fair, the law was written to ban people carrying their dogs loose in the back of trucks where the dog might get hurt, but it also prevents dogs from riding on the roof of cars also.

14 States –

No purchasing a vehicle on Sundays!

Closed on sunday, 8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States.

There are 14 states where car dealers are not allowed to be open on a Sunday and many cities have similar laws.

In states and cities where dealerships can be open on Sunday, there are restrictions on what time they can be open. Sometimes they will allow a dealer to choose to open on either Saturday or Sunday but not both.

Minnetonka, Minnesota –

It is illegal to drive with dirty tires!

It is illegal to drive with dirty tires! 8 Weird & Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States.

In Minnetonka, Minnesota, it is illegal to drive “a truck or other vehicle whose wheels or tires deposit mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or other material on any street or highway.”

I’m assuming they’re referring to thick chunks of mud being thrown from 4 wheel drive trucks or something. If so, what is the sticky substance and litter part of the law talking about.

With this law the police could pull anyone over and claim their tires were depositing dirt on the road and the driver would have no defense.

Fort Thomas, Kentucky –

Owners must not allow Pets to Molest any vehicles.

Dog peeing on a tire
Guess thats also molesting a car

I’m sure the word molest is supposed to mean harass or chase vehicles but that’s not what it says. Either way do you think a dog cares if there’s a law against it? I doubt it.

Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Rhode Island –

It is illegal to drive with hazard lights on.

Hazard lights

If you’re ever in one of the 10 states listed above be careful not to turn your hazard lights on. If you do you’ll have blue lights in your future.

South Dakota –

It is legal for a 14 year old to have a drivers license.

It is legal for a 14 year old to have a drivers license.
Come on South Dakota, don’t you think you’re pushing with this one?

I had just learned to walk and chew gum at the same time a week before I turned 14. There were no cell phones around then either. I know at 14 I wouldn’t have had the wherewithal to drive a vehicle. Seems a little young to me but what do I know, I can barely drive now.

New Jersey –

Pets must be buckled into a seat belt at all times.

Pets must be buckled into a seat belt at all times.

If your driving through New Jersey with a pet you better make sure you buckle them up. Failure to do so can result in a ticket that will cost you between $250 to $1000. Which is odd considering if you aren’t wearing a seat belt the fine is only $46.

I guess your pets life is more valuable than yours. At least you know.

Wrapping up 8 Weirdest Most Unusual Traffic Laws in the United States.

I’ll admit these aren’t as unusual as I would’ve thought. I’m going to keep digging into this and I’m sure I’ll be able to find some more. If you know any please share them in the comment section.

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