15 Weirdest Laws in America
From Hawaii to Maine, the United States has some pretty odd laws. Here are 15 of the weirdest laws across America that are still in effect today.
It’s illegal to wake a sleeping bear in order to take a picture.
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 mph. This means that Google’s driverless cars cannot drive in the fast lane.
It’s illegal to ride in a vehicle without a seat belt. However, there’s no law against riding in the bed of a pickup truck without any safety equipment for people over the age of 12 if all of the seats inside the truck are taken.
If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed. This means train conducting in Kansas could potentially be a lifelong commitment.
You can be fined up to $500 if you order goods or services to be delivered to someone else without them knowing. A surprise birthday pizza for your friend may not be a good gift idea.
If your Christmas lights are still up in Maine after January 14th, you will be fined.
If you take seaweed or rockweed from the seashore in New Hampshire, you have committed a violation.
It is illegal to spit on a sidewalk. The law was enacted when there were no paved streets and people could only walk on wooden walkways or in the muddy streets.
You face a Class B traffic violation for carrying a child on any external part of a motor vehicle. This applies even if the child is throwing a temper tantrum.
In this state, you must obtain a permit in order to file a missile.
The law prohibits people from importing live skunks into the state. Skunks carry rabies and the state implemented this law in an effort to fight off the disease.
It is illegal to sell one’s eyes in Texas. In fact, it’s a Class A misdemeanor if you’re caught.
A rider on a bike or moped must keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. It’s a safe bet that this means the X Games aren’t welcome in Utah.
A person who has been involved in a duel (fighting, challenging someone to a duel, accepting a duel challenge, or aiding in a duel) may not hold public office.
Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads. However, the same law requires the person in charge of the livestock to use reasonable diligence to open the roadway for traffic to pass through.
From sea to shining sea, we’ve got some weird laws on the books. If you do need legal advice or counsel, contact Colley & Colley law firm in Tyler, Texas for a free consultation. We’re dedicated to providing you with the best legal counsel in East Texas.