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    Default So which state are you from.

    Taken from the DMV website:

    Alabama


    • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
    • It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street as long as a lantern is attached to the front of your car.
    • Driving barefoot is illegal.

    Alaska


    • It is illegal to tie a dog to the roof of your car.

    Arkansas


    • It is illegal for a person to blare the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9 p.m.

    California


    • Any woman dressed in a housecoat is prohibited from driving a car.
    • It is illegal in San Francisco to buff or dry your car with used underwear.
    • No unoccupied vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour.

    Florida


    • If an elephant is tied to a parking meter, the owner or attendant must deposit money in the meter.

    Georgia


    • State Assembly members are immune from being ticketed for speeding while the State Assembly is in session.
    • In Marietta, Georgia it is illegal to spit from a moving car or bus, but is okay from a moving truck.

    Illinois


    • In Evanston, Illinois it is unlawful to change clothes while inside a car with the curtains drawn, except during a fire.

    Kansas


    • In Derby, Kansas, it is considered a misdemeanor to screech your tires while driving.

    Kentucky


    • If you stop for ice cream while driving, be aware that it is considered unlawful to transport an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

    Massachusetts


    • You will be ticketed if you drive with a gorilla in the backseat of your car.

    Michigan


    • If you car breaks down in Detroit and you are waiting for assistance, be aware that sitting in the middle of the street to read a newspaper is illegal.

    Minnesota


    • It is illegal to cross state lines, regardless if you are walking or driving, with a duck on your head. And, if you're crossing into Wisconsin, the law also applies to chickens.
    • In Minnetonka, Minnesota, if you drive a truck that leaves mud, dirt or sticky substances on any road, you will be considered a public nuisance who is harming the peace, safety, and general welfare of the town.
    • You cannot ride a motorcycle without a shirt.

    Montana


    • In Whitehall, Montana, vehicles are prohibited from driving with ice picks attached to the wheels.

    Nevada


    • It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

    New Jersey


    • Drivers are required to beep their car horns before passing another vehicle.
    • If convicted of driving while intoxicated, you permanently lose the option of registering for a vanity license plate.

    North Carolina


    • In Dunn, North Carolina, it is illegal to drive on a sidewalk.

    Ohio


    • In Oxford, Ohio, authorities will ticket you if you consecutively drive around the town square more than 100 times.
    • Keep in mind that if your car breaks down and you phone for a cab, you will be ticketed if you opt to ride on the cab's roof.

    Oklahoma


    • It is considered illegal to read a comic book while driving.

    Oregon


    • You will be ticketed if you leave your car door open longer than is deemed necessary.
    • You will be slapped with a Class A traffic violation if you use your car on an Oregon highway to prove your physical endurance.
    • It is illegal to pump your own gas.

    Pennsylvania


    • If you spy a team of approaching horses, you are required by law to pull to the side of the road and cover your car with a blanket or dust cover that has been painted or sewn to blend into the scenery. But, if the horses react skittish to your efforts, you are then required to disassemble your car and hide the parts in the nearby underbrush.

    South Carolina


    • In Hilton Head, South Carolina, you cannot leave trash in your vehicle out of fear of attracting rats.

    Tennessee


    • It is illegal to fire a gun at any wild game other than whales from a moving car.

    West Virginia


    • It is perfectly legal, for road maintenance purposes, to scavenge road kill.
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    Default Re: So which state are you from.

    Quote Originally Posted by Takai View Post
    California

    • Any woman dressed in a housecoat is prohibited from driving a car.
    You know what's weird? I used to do singing telegrams and one of them was called the Bag Lady and I wore a housecout.

    I broke the law at least 500 times, give or take. Too funny.

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    Default Re: So which state are you from.

    Lived in nine states so far (my Dad was a Master Chief): Virginia, Georiga, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennesse, and South Carolina. But SC is my home now and hopefully for a while since my Dad retired.

    But then I had the crazy idea of accepting a scholarship to the McCallie school and so unfortunately I am a boarding student here in Chattanooga, TN.

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    Default Re: So which state are you from.

    I love this one!

    Tennessee

    It is illegal to fire a gun at any wild game other than whales from a moving car.
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    Kansas

    • In Derby, Kansas, it is considered a misdemeanor to screech your tires while driving.
    I live just a handfull of miles straight up the road from Derby.
    My Kyusho-Kempo instructor lives there...

    I kinda like that law....

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    Default Re: So which state are you from.

    Quote Originally Posted by Takai View Post
    Taken from the DMV website:

    Michigan

    • If you car breaks down in Detroit and you are waiting for assistance, be aware that sitting in the middle of the street to read a newspaper is illegal.
    If your car breaks down in Detroit and your stuck there, reading news papers in the middle of the road is the least of your problems
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    How come Maryland is not on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessRising View Post
    If your car breaks down in Detroit and your stuck there, reading news papers in the middle of the road is the least of your problems
    I can attest to that. I was stranded more than once in Detroit.
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    It's a good thing I drive a pick-up. I go through Marietta all the time.
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    You know the scary thing about these type of laws ... is that for the lawmakers to have put these laws into effect someone probably did these things.
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    Default Re: So which state are you from.

    No Arizona, but it's not like we don't have dumb laws here! Did you know that horse theft here is still punishable by hanging?
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    California

    • No unoccupied vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour.
    I guess I'll have to tell my car to slow down when it's out cruising by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    No Arizona, but it's not like we don't have dumb laws here! Did you know that horse theft here is still punishable by hanging?
    It still is in Oregon as well, but they didn't list it.

    They are backwards enough to still have a sunset law on the books in the town that I live in. Go figure.
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    Some places in Georgia still have "blue laws." No businesses are open on Sunday and you can forget about getting a beer any day of the week in some towns!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    How come Maryland is not on there?
    Too many weird laws to list.
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    Not true! There is no legislation that bans having a Gorilla in the back seat of your car in Massachusetts.

    It is, however, illegal to keep a mule on the second (or higher) floor of a building, unless there are 2 exits and a sprinkler system.


    (MGL Ch. 272, Sec. 86)

    CHAPTER 272. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER

    Chapter 272: Section 86. Stabling horses or mules on second or higher floors, in places other than cities

    Section 86. No person shall stable a horse or mule on the second or any higher floor of any building, unless there are two means of exit therefrom, at opposite ends of the building, to the main or street floor, unless such building is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system. This section shall not apply to cities.

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