Obscure Car Laws from Around the United States

Sometimes obscure laws remain on the books because people forget about them. Sometimes nobody bothers to change them. No matter why they’re still in effect, you can still get tickets for disobeying these weird laws. We’ve put together a list of laws to be sure to follow when you’re in these locations, as weird or funny as they may be.

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1. A windshield is optional, but not windshield wipers in Texas.

Sports cars and hotrods don’t need to have windshields, but all cars still need windshield wipers in order to register the vehicle.

2. Don’t pump your own gas in Oregon: it’s illegal.

Even though most people do pump their own gas, it’s illegal.

3. It’s OK to drive against traffic on one-way streets in Alabama.

But only if you have a lantern in front of your vehicle. What can we say? Some things don’t make sense in our fine state.

4. It’s illegal to jump out of a car at 65 miles per hour in California.

While it’s definitely a bad idea everywhere, Glendale, California decided to put the law on its books.

5. Leave your hanging dice air fresheners at home if you drive in New Jersey.

It’s illegal to have anything hanging from your rear view mirror in New Jersey, even if it’s a religious item.

6. Oregon makes it legal to turn left on red.

Oregon drivers are allowed to turn left from a two-way street onto a one-way street if the light is red. Even if the driver is turning left onto a freeway ramp.

7. You have to commit to the drive-through in Arkansas.

If you pull into a parking lot, be prepared to park. If you drive off without stopping, you can get a ticket.

While the United States is pretty consistent with its traffic laws from state to state, sometimes laws fall through the cracks. Some of these outdated laws seem silly, but they do make for great blog material. No matter what laws are on the books, you’ll still need to repair and maintain your car. For the best auto service Montgomery has to offer, call Performance Truck and Auto Repair at (334) 245-6600 today.




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