Top 10 Crazy Traffic Laws in the USA

crazy traffic laws

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.

Related posts:

  1. Rain-related car accidents punctuate San Diego County: Is your vehicle rain ready?
  2. 100-year-old elderly driver collides into group of children, causes serious injury: tips for families with senior drivers
  3. SDG&E not liable for serious injury, jury says
  4. Vehicle technology: Are driverless cars an inevitable part of our future roadways?
  5. Distracted driving in San Diego: a rising epidemic?

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=102515

Posted by Social Media Staff on Mar 1, 2013. Filed under Columns, Michael Pines, Sponsored Columns. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Motorcyclist killed in accident near Del Mar Fairgrounds July 21, 2014
    The motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend was identified July 21 as a 22-year-old Escondido man. Alexander Mackenzie Williams was headed west on Via de la Valle near Jimmy Durante Boulevard at a high rate of speed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffi […]
  • Bestselling author Jojo Moyes discusses her novels with fans at Del Mar Country Club luncheon July 21, 2014
    “On my last book tour, I had a day off in Portland and it was very nice,” said bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes at a luncheon recently held at the Del Mar Country Club. Then she paused, looked around and added, “But I can tell you a day off in La Jolla is better.” The British author definitely knows how to please an audience – as evidenced not just by the war […]
  • Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery July 21, 2014
    From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera. A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show. “I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” […]