When it comes to driving we need to abide by the rules of the road. In the United States, there are common laws across every state that are universal. Such as having auto insurance, driving on the right side of the road, a red light means stop and a green light means go. Each state, however, has a law that can be considered weird. Here are a few of the weirdest ones we have.
California and Whales
In California, it is illegal to hunt or shoot any sort of animal game from a moving vehicle. This law excludes whales, however. So on the off chance that you see a whale in the ocean when your driving by, you are allowed to hunt it. Only from the car though.
Arkansas After 9pm
In Little Rock, after 9pm be careful where you honk your horn. If you honk it at a place where they serve cold drinks and sandwiches, you can end up in trouble. So if you get impatient, it might be best to take a deep breath.
Connecticut Fire Trucks
For most emergency vehicles, if they are headed to an incident they have to get there fast. In New Britain Connecticut, fire trucks aren’t allowed to go over 25 miles per hour. So if there’s an emergency you might be waiting a few minutes longer than other states.
Within Iowa, you can not throw bricks onto the road. However, you can if you get a permission slip from the state. This also includes arrows, paintballs, BB guns, and missiles. So if you plan on using any of these things in Iowa be sure to ask first.
When driving on mountain highways in Nebraska you need to stay as far to the right on your side of the road. The thing about Nebraska is that there are no mountains. It’s quite interesting to have a law about mountains in a state that doesn’t have any. Maybe it did at one point, however.
New Jersey Certified Gas Pumping
New Jersey is the only state in the US that outlaws civilians from pumping their own gas. This was brought into effect with the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act of 1949. So if you are in New Jersey you have to let an attendant take care of pumping your gas.
Advertising Signs in West Virginia are not allowed to use the words “stop” or “danger”. The reason for this is not to imply that there are dangers or alarm drivers enough to cause an accident. This is probably the most reasonable law on the list that makes the most sense.