Odd State Driving Laws, Pt. 2

Posted on February 19, 2018

auto repair in Nashua, NHWe are back. If you can make it, there is always time for road trips, and it is important that you can follow the rules for each state. Many random laws remain on the books because it is cheaper to keep them on and not enforce them than it is to try to remove them. However, some laws are questionable, especially when it comes to driving. Some are practical, like getting auto repair in Nashua, NH would be, and others are just plain strange. Picking up where we left off, let’s continue the state law journey from the DMV.


“You’ll be ticketed if you park in front of Dunkin Donuts.”

Well then, this just shows where the priorities are. Good for you Maine.


“Swearing from a vehicle in Rockville, MD is considered a misdemeanor.”

It keeps the town lovely and calm, but how do they know where the swear originated?


“It’s illegal in Massachusetts to operate a car with a gorilla in the backseat.”

The only concern with this is where do you find a gorilla in Massachusetts other than the Franklin Park Zoo?


“In Minnetonka, Minnesota, if you drive a truck that leaves mud, dirt, or sticky substances on any road you will be considered a public nuisance that is harming the peace, safety and general welfare of the town.”

So Minnetonka frowns on off-roading in your truck. Nice to know.


“It is illegal to honk the horn of someone else’s car.”

How do they know it is not your car? What if you have permission? We have questions.


“It is illegal to place a bench or chair in the middle of the road.”

Well, it is a good way to make sure that everyone is safe and no one gets hurt.

New Jersey

“It is required by law to honk before passing.”

This one is okay. It ensures that individuals know you are coming up, though some may take it the wrong way.

“It is illegal to plant trees in the middle of the street.”

Well, again, if the road gets paved, how is this possible?

New York

“It is illegal to disrobe in your car.”

Well, wouldn’t this be a thing anyways, you know, public indecency and all that?

North Carolina

“It is Illegal to play in traffic.”

Once again, this one is a little blunt for common sense, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

“It is illegal to drive through a cemetery if you’re not there to dig a grave of bury someone.”

So, we understand the driving through the cemetery thing, but what we don’t understand is why you cannot drive through a cemetery in general. Maybe the staff just assumed you would be on the roads.

“It is illegal to drive on sidewalks.”

Safety must be a priority, even though they must seem redundant in their denial of common sense. That’s why we insist on getting auto repair in Nashua, NH, to keep your driving safe.

For All You Auto Repair Needs in Nashua, Contact Gurney’s!

Some laws in this section are pretty practical; we have to say. However, some do appear to take into consideration the fact that some individuals seem to lack some version of common sense in some shape or form. That doesn’t mean that they are not useful to some degree. There are a few more states left on the DMV list, and we will continue in the next post with the concluding laws. For all of your auto repair in Nashua, NH needs, contact Gurney’s Automotive!

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