Here are the 11 absolute dumbest traffic laws in America

Bet you didn’t know you could be ticketed for riding with a gorilla in the backseat in Massachusetts...

Everyone knows speeding isn’t the only thing you can get nailed for on the road, but we bet you didn’t know you could be ticketed for riding with a gorilla in the backseat in Massachusetts or for strapping your dog to the roof of the car in Alaska… Those are just two examples of the weird and bizarre traffic laws from across America. Here are some of our other favorites:

1. If you have a sailor’s mouth, keep your windows rolled up in Rockville, Maryland. It’s a minor misdemeanor to curse from a vehicle in this polite town.

2. Horny dogs beware: Kentucky has a law on the books against animals humping cars.

3. In Oregon, drivers can be ticketed for leaving their car doors open too long.

4. Here’s one our fellow nerd co-workers might get ticketed for: It’s illegal to read a comic book while driving in Oklahoma.


5. Don’t bring your little red Corvette down Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s illegal to drive a red car down this street.

6. In University City, Missouri, it is illegal to honk the horn in a car that is not yours.


7. In Glendale, California, it’s illegal to jump from a car at 65 mph. That’s a ticket most violators won’t get around to paying…

8. Don’t pour one out for your homies in Hermosa Beach, California. It’s illegal to spill your margarita on any street. (Dang well should be. Don’t waste that stuff.)

9. It is illegal on Oregon highways to use your car to demonstrate your physical endurance. WTF does that even mean?

10. The always-forward-thinking state of Alabama still has a law on the books stating it’s legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your car.

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11. Sorry Ricky Bobby, but it’s also illegal in Alabama to drive while blindfolded.

Sources: and pretty much every cheesy insurance company blog on the internet. 

This was originally written for Roadtrippers, a great resource for anyone interested in travel.
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