Weird Restrictions and Prohibitions
We all know the basic rules of the road: Use the left lane to pass, come to a complete stop at a stop sign, yield to pedestrians, and so on, but did you know there are some driving laws in states around the country that are simply… odd? Here, our fleet fuel card company shares some of our favorite driving laws you (probably) didn’t know existed:
In Alabama, it’s illegal to drive while blindfolded.
In Denver, you can’t drive a black car on Sunday; in Minneapolis, you can’t drive a red car on Lake Street.
Rhode Island has a law that requires you to make an audible noise when passing another vehicle.
In Montana, you’re not allowed to leave a sheep unattended in your truck.
By law in Dunn, North Carolina, you can’t play in traffic, drive on the sidewalk, or drive through a cemetery.
In Idaho Falls, anyone over age 88 is forbidden to ride a motorcycle.
Drivers in Hilton Head, South Carolina are not allowed to have trash in their vehicle.
It’s illegal to ride a camel on the highway in Nevada.
In Texas, you must have windshield wipers to register a car, however, your car doesn’t legally need to have a windshield.
Drivers in Scituate, Rhode Island are not allowed to carry beer in their car – even if it’s unopened.
In California, it is illegal for anyone to jump from a car that is going more than 65 miles an hour.
When driving on highways in Utah, birds have the right of way.
When driving in Hawaii, it’s against the law for any vehicle in motion to use its hazard lights.
In Nebraska, drivers on mountains should drive with caution near the right edge of the highway – even though there are no mountains in Nebraska.
Oregon has a law against leaving your car door open for too long.
The state of Kansas forbids its drivers from transporting dead poultry.
It’s illegal to spit from a car or bus in Marietta, Georgia, however, it’s OK to spit from a truck.
Driving on playgrounds is prohibited in Dublin, Georgia.
In both Tennessee and Mississippi, female drivers are required to have a male flagger walking in front of their vehicle.
It’s illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel in Illinois.
By Florida law, you must feed the parking meter if you tie an elephant, goat or alligator to it.
In Missouri, you’re not allowed to honk someone else’s car horn.
Youngstown, Ohio drivers are prohibited from letting their vehicle run out of gas.
Tourist states like Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and California enforce laws against driving too slow.
In Pennsylvania, you must stop every mile and set off flares or other warning signals, then allow 10 minutes for livestock to clear the road.