No, we don’t think there’s anything funny about getting a speeding ticket, or any other traffic ticket. But. Keeping your sense of humor when things go wrong is a pretty good idea. Besides, when you get charged with any traffic violation, The Jason Reece Law Firm is just a phone call away. Till then, here are some funny traffic laws that may ease the pain and a couple of North Carolina traffic violations that are just plain odd.
In Connecticut, it’s illegal to hunt from cars. Even during deer season! So if you happen to see a car painted blaze orange, they’re up to no good.
Apparently, dogs and other pets in Kentucky see something in motor vehicles that the rest of us just don’t. In the bluegrass state, it’s illegal for your pet to molest a vehicle. The penalty is only a small fine, but we think there’s a bigger issue here.
You can honk your horn, and you can pick your friends, but you can’t honk your friend’s horn. At least not in Missouri because it’s illegal.
Many states have traffic laws about making “modifications” to motor vehicles, but Illinois takes a simple approach. Here in the prairie state, it is against the law to drive a car without a steering wheel. Did we really need to be told that?
All bets are off if you decide to take a seat in the middle of a Vegas highway.
Placing a bench or chair in the middle of the road is a fineable offense in Nevada.
But North Carolina’s odd traffic law is right out of mama’s playbook. Here in the Tarheel state, it’s illegal to play in traffic. That’s another one we all should already know; but when someone says, “Why don’t you go play in traffic,” you will have a legitimate answer.
Bonus Laws! (Only in North Carolina)
Better toe the line when it comes to this one. You know those white lines in Charlotte, and just about every other town, when you come to a stop light or sign? There’s a law for those. According to G.S. 20-158(b)(5); (c)(5), you can’t just stop at the intersection for a red light or a stop sign; you have to stop ON the line. That’s right, even if you stop, if you aren’t right on the line, then you have broken the law.
In Dunn, North Carolina, Code 1974, § 5-11; Ord. Of 1-5-89(1) states that “It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the city cemeteries with a vehicle, except for the purposes of carrying material to make graves, building monuments, carrying tombstones or other material for ornamental purposes, transporting a dead body for interment, conveying therefrom a dead body exhumed, or other legitimate business related to the city cemeteries.” Notice they didn’t say “or to visit a grave site.” Hopefully, great-great grandad isn’t buried somewhere in the middle, or you’re walking!