Strange American Road Rules
A lot of strange laws are still on the books today probably because people have forgotten about them. It could also be that no one has ever cared enough to change them. Whatever the reason, it’s the law, and you can still get a ticket written for breaking these laws. Here’s a quirky list to follow when you’re in these towns, as bizarre as they are.
1. Windshields in Texas are optional, but Windshield wipers are not.
Sports cars and hot rods are not required to have windshields, but all vehicle’s must have windshield wipers to register it.
2. It’s against the law to pump your own gas in Oregon.
Most people pump their own gas, it’s actually technically illegal.
3. Driving against traffic on a one-way street in Alabama is OK.
But you must have a lantern in front of your vehicle.
4. Jumping out of a car traveling 65 miles per hour in California is illegal.
Not really a good idea anywhere, but California’s city of Glendale put the law on the books.
5. Please leave hanging dice at home while driving in New Jersey.
There cannot be anything hanging from your rear view mirror in New Jersey is. It’s even illegal to hang religious items.
6. It is legal to turn left on red in Oregon.
Oregon drivers can turn left driving from a two-way street onto a one-way street if the light is red. This even holds true if the driver is turning left to get on the highway.
7. You have to honk your horn when entering Lawrence.
In order to warn the horses of your arrival, sounding your horn when entering the city limits of Lawrence is local law.
Most of the US is pretty consistent with its traffic laws from state to state, but there are certainly a few that may have slipped through the cracks here and there. You may find these old laws bizarre, but whether you encounter them or not, your car will always require repairs and maintenance.
Call the techs at AAMCO Overland Park today for an easy appointment or to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle.