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50 Weird Driving Laws in the US

We’ve all heard a handful of funny laws that make you wonder the backstory of its creation. For instance, did you know it’s illegal to stick an ice cream cone in your back post in Alabama and Georgia? This was to prevent thieves from luring away other people’s horses. These weird laws extend to driving in the US as well.

It’s a common misconception that it is illegal to drive barefoot. While a little unusual, it is legal to drive barefoot and safer than driving with high heels, flip-flops or heavy boots. However, there are actually more crazy driving laws in every state.

Take a look at our list of the weird driving laws in every state below.

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50 Weird State Laws for Drivers

    1. Alabama Weird Driving Law: No Blindfolds

      It is illegal to drive while blindfolded. Because that really had to be blatantly stated.

    2. Alaska Weird Driving Law: No Dogs on the Roof

      It is illegal to tie a dog to the roof of your car. However, there is no mention of tying a dog to a different spot on the car, or tying a different animal to the roof.

    3. Arizona Weird Driving Law: No Going Back

      You know what they say, “keep moving forward.” In Arizona, you cannot drive a car in reverse on a public road.

    4. Arkansas Weird Driving Law: No Honking

      In Little Rock, the state’s capital, it is illegal to honk your car horn anywhere that serves cold drinks or sandwiches after 9 p.m. So don’t even think about getting the Sonic waitstaff’s attention this way if you need a late night snack.

    5. California Weird Driving Law: No Robes

      It is against the law for women to drive in a housecoat, so no dropping off the kids at school in your robe.

    6. Colorado Weird Driving Law: No Black Cars

      In Denver, it is illegal to drive a black car on a Sunday. Maybe their hearses are pink?

    7. Connecticut Weird Driving Law: No Hunting

      Don’t go painting your car bright orange or camouflage; it is against the law to hunt from a car.

    8. Delaware Weird Driving Law: No Changing Clothes

      In Fenwick Island, you’re not allowed to change your clothing inside a car. You’ll have to find a changing station or restroom to put on your swimsuit.

    9. Florida Weird Driving Law: No Animal Parking

      You must feed the parking meter if you tie an elephant, goat or alligator to it. You know, normal pets.

    10. Georgia Weird Driving Law: No Driving Through Fun

      It is illegal to drive through a playground. The swing set can’t support your car anyways.

    11. Hawaii Weird Driving Law: No Hazard Movement

      It is illegal for any vehicle motion to use its hazard lights. You’ll have to stop completely before hitting that hazard button.

    12. Idaho Weird Driving Law: No Elderly Bikers

      In Idaho Falls, it is against the law for anyone over the age of 88 to ride a motorcycle. Looks like Grandpa isn’t getting a Harley Davidson for his 90th birthday.

    13. Illinois Weird Driving Law: No Driving Without a Wheel

      It is illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel. So take that RC car off your wish list.

    14. Indiana Weird Driving Law: No Sales on Sunday

      It is against the law to sell cars on Sundays. No mention of buying a car, though.

    15. Iowa Weird Driving Law: No Dumping

      In Mount Vernon, it is illegal to throw your Red Ryder onto the highway. Sorry, Ralphie.

    16. Kansas Weird Driving Law: No Chicken Transport

      You won’t find a KFC along Kansas Avenue in Topeka; it is against the law to transport dead poultry on this road.

    17. Kentucky Weird Driving Law: No Animal Intimacy

      It is illegal for your pet to molest a vehicle in Fort Thomas, however “molest” is not clearly defined. To be safe, keep Fido’s “dancing” to a minimum.

    18. Louisiana Weird Driving Law: No Driving Without Racing

      By law, a woman’s husband is required to wave a flag in front of her car before she can drive it. Ladies, start your engines.

    19. Maine Weird Driving Law: No Buying on Sundays

      It is illegal to buy a car on Sunday. Maybe Maine and Indiana can team up to form some kind of loophole dealership.

    20. Maryland Weird Driving Law: No Swearing

      In Rockville, it is against the law to swear from a vehicle. Not too sure how you can enforce that if a car’s windows are closed.

    21. Massachusetts Weird Driving Law: No Gorillas 

      You cannot drive with a gorilla in the backseat. Looks like King Kong’s got shotgun.

    22. Michigan Weird Driving Law: No Reading in the Street

      It is illegal to sit in the middle of the street and read a newspaper. iPads and Kindles have swiftly avoided this law.

    23. Minnesota Weird Driving Law: No Dirt

      You will be considered a public nuisance if your truck leaves mud, dirt or sticky substances on the roads in Minnetonka. Better find your nearest carwash.

    24. Mississippi Weird Driving Law: No Honking

      Do not honk your horn in Oxford, otherwise you may scare nearby horses. Not starting any stampedes here.

    25. Missouri Weird Driving Law: No Honking Someone Else’s Horn

      You cannot honk someone else’s horn in University City. If you really gotta toot a horn, make sure its your own.

    26. Montana Weird Driving Law: No Sheep Without Supervision

      You must have a chaperone if you are driving sheep in your truck. Sheep can get pretty reckless, y’know.

    27. Nebraska Weird Driving Law: No Mountain Driving

      On mountain highways, drivers must stay to the right. But there is no mountain in Nebraska…

    28. Nevada Weird Driving Law: No Camel Riding

      It is illegal to ride a camel on the highway. Maybe this spittin’ animal prefers to do so on the sidewalk, anyways.

    29. New Hampshire Weird Driving Law: No Inhalation 

      It is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of “inducing euphoria.” The kids will have to find other ways to pass time.

    30. New Jersey Weird Driving Law: No Custom DUI Plates

      If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may not apply for a personalized license plate. But what if it said “Drunk Driver”?

    31. New Mexico Weird Driving Law: No Cab Grab

      Cab drivers may not reach out and pull potential customers into their taxis. That would be a terrifying situation.

    32. New York Weird Driving Law: No Disrobing 

      In Sag Harbor, it is illegal to disrobe while in your car. If your Friday night date is going well, find someplace else to continue the evening.

    33. North Carolina Weird Driving Law: No Cemetery Joyride

      It is illegal to drive through a cemetery if you are not there to dig a grave or bury someone. So no swerving between the headstones for fun.

    34. North Dakota Weird Driving Law: No Pennies

      It is against the law to put a penny in an automatic parking ticket machine. You’ll have to pay for parking with other currency, like a normal person.

    35. Ohio Weird Driving Law: No Shorts

      In Cincinnati, taxi drivers may only wear shorts from May 16 through Labor Day. Hopefully the cab’s AC is good to go for those dog days of summer.

    36. Oklahoma Weird Driving Law: No Comics

      It is against the law to read a comic book while driving. You’ll have to pull over if you want to see the end of Superman’s epic fight.

    37. Oregon Weird Driving Law: No Car Doors Open

      It is illegal to leave your car door open for longer than “necessary.” Do you think police officers have stop watches to time you and enforce this law?

    38. Pennsylvania Weird Driving Law: No Driving Without Flares

      When driving on a country road at night, drivers must stop every mile to set off flares and wait 10 minutes for livestock to cross the road. Better factor that into your estimated arrival time.

    39. Rhode Island Weird Driving Law: No Racing Horses

      It is against the law to ride a horse down the highway for the purpose of racing or testing the speed of the horse. Because racing is the most absurd way to use a horse, isn’t it?

    40. South Carolina Weird Driving Law: No Trash

      In the vacation town of Hilton Head, it is unlawful to store trash in your vehicle. You don’t want rats in your car.

    41. South Dakota Weird Driving Law: No Driving Until 14

      You can get your driver’s license starting at 14 years old. That’s just… alarming.

    42. Tennessee Weird Driving Law: No Hunting Except Whales

      It is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving vehicle. You know, because of the ocean that Tennessee is totally next to.

    43. Texas Weird Driving Law: No Wipers No Car

      You must have windshield wipers to register a car. But the windshield overall is optional.

    44. Utah Weird Driving Law: No Racing Birds

      Birds have the right of way on highways. Because their tax money is what paid for those streets.

    45. Vermont Weird Driving Law: No Backfire

      In Rutland, it is illegal for cars to backfire. Why? You might wake someone up.

    46. Virginia Weird Driving Law: No Women Driving

      In Waynesboro, it is illegal for a woman to drive her car down Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of it waving a red flag. Red flags must be a popular wedding gift then.

    47. Washington Weird Driving Law: No Lawbreaking Without Notice

      Any motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits to call the chief of police as he or she is entering town. Do you think any criminal is that honest, though?

    48. West Virginia Weird Driving Law: No Roadkill Untouched

      While incredibly disgusting, it is perfectly legal to eat roadkill.

    49. Wisconsin Weird Driving Law: No Handlebars

      It is illegal for a bicyclist to ride with his or her hands off of the handlebars. Look, ma! My hands are still on the handlebars!

    50. Wyoming Weird Driving Law: No Gates Open

      You risk a $750 fine if you do not close a gate over a road, river, stream or ditch behind you. Because a closed gate will definitely keep predators from the farm pastures.


Washington, D.C. Weird Driving Law: No Half Driveway

You can be ticketed for not completely pulling your car into your driveway. You knew you could be ticketed on your own property.

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