These Are The Dumbest Automotive Laws You Know

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Laws are designed to keep the peace, maintain order and establish safety in a society. Sounds good. But sometimes the laws are so illogical that they make no sense at all.

Earlier this month, I asked you guys for the dumbest automotive laws in your areas. Can’t drive with a live chicken in the car? All groceries must be stored in the trunk? All four wheels must match?

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I wanted to hear some truly strange and far-fetched local laws. Let’s see what you’ve got.

Brazilian Breathalyzer (edu-petrolhead)

How does one breathalyze the departed?

Hawaii Sounds... Nice (mino)

Goddamn, dude!

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I’m Not Drinking This, I Promise (Engineer_I_am)

Throw your jacket over it, hide it from view.

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All Hands And Feet At All Times (Syscrush)

Stopping would be interesting.

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Consistency (ateamfan42)

We’re looking for consistency here, folks.

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No Mods Ever (Vinícius Gouveia)

Better hope the cop knows what’s stock and what’s not.

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Helmets (So Shiney. So Chrome! So Frunky)

WHY IS THIS NOT MANDATORY WHAT!!!!!!!!

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Memphis (ninjagin)

Oh, uh. Hm.

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Live Free Or Die, I Guess (As Du Volant)

This is INSANITY.

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Pickups (panthercougar)

To be fair, the front seat is way more dangerous than the bed.

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Front Plates (Lotus289)

Either we all require them or we don’t.

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Selling (sschwing)

So much yes.

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Always Amber, Never Red (SlabSheetrock)

Avoids confusion.

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Sunday (My231)

The day of rest.

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Dead Horse (Infinite_Rkitekt)

Noted. Thanks.

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NEW JERSEY!! (Istillcallitshea)

We pump our fists not our gas.

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Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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DISCUSSION

frequentlywong
frequentlywong

When I was a New Yorker, i viciously mocked the idea of jughandles in Jersey, because all New Yorkers have a superiority complex (it’s the water). Having become a Jersey resident for about a decade now, I happily concede that i was wholly incorrect. Jughandles are a great solution to allowing U and left turns, while maintaining traffic flow. Some have been outgrown by the exploding population and need to be expanded, but by and large jughandles are a wonderful thing.

Having someone else pump your gas still sucks though.