Top 10 Crazy Traffic Laws in the USA

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Crazy traffic laws: In New Jersey, it's illegal to frown at police officers, so wipe that look off your face stat.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert

When it comes to the craziest traffic laws in the United States, some drivers are left scratching their head. Here are the most bizarre traffic regulations, coast-to-coast.

10. Watch for Women

In Memphis and New Orleans, a woman who “attempts” to drive must have a man wave a warning flag before she heads out onto the roadways.

9. No Dunking Your Donuts

Don’t try to park in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts in South Berwick, Maine or else you might enjoy your cup o’ Joe in the slammer.

8. Do Not Disturb the Sandwiches

Honking your horn where ice cold beverages and sandwiches are sold after 9 p.m. is illegal in Arkansas. Evidently, turkey is high in tryptophan, requiring more beauty sleep than other lunch foods.

7. Black Sunday

In Denver, black cars may not drive on Sundays. Too ominous a color, obviously.

6. Whale of a Time

Feel free to shoot a whale from your vehicle, but don’t even think about shooting any other kind of animal in both Tennessee and California. Thankfully, the law recognizes the dangers of whales on the road.

5. Burn the Midnight Oil

In New Britain, Connecticut, a fire truck cannot exceed 25 MPH even if there’s a fire. I mean, what’s the rush?

4. Alert the Masses

In rural Pennsylvania, a driver must set off a rocket signal, wait ten minutes, then proceed on the road to scare off livestock. No wonder we’re the more intelligent species.

3. Housecoats are for Houses

Ladies, take note. Your housecoat is great fireplace attire but behind the wheel it’s completely illegal in the state of California.

2. Turn That Frown Upside-Down

In New Jersey, you can’t frown at police officers. Keep up your scowling and you might end up in the clink.

1. Roadkill It & Grill It

Dinner is served! Montanans won’t be going hungry anytime soon now that you can BBQ any animal you hit on the road. Who needs pizza when there’s deer du jour?

Michael Pines is the founder of the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC in San Diego, California. Connect on Google+, Twitter or Facebook.

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