Some Odd Road Rules

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Now that we are in June, many people are getting ready for, or planning, a vacation. While out on the roads, it is important to know the rules of the road.  Here is just a sampling of some of the more unique road rules you might encounter this summer.

Drive carefully!

Alabama

While you might spot someone who is driving while blindfolded, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

If you catch yourself driving the wrong way on a one-way street, just grab your lantern since it is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street as long as a lantern is attached to the front of your car.

Be sure to keep your feet covered, driving barefoot is illegal.

Alaska

It is illegal to tie a dog to the roof of your car.

Arkansas

Be careful with you horn, it is illegal for a person to blare the horn any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9 p.m.

Florida

You might need to take your elephant along with you because if an elephant is tied to a parking meter, the owner or attendant must deposit money in the meter.

Illinois

It might be difficult for Superman to find a phone booth to change in these days, but if you are tempted to change clothes in your car be mindful that in Evanston, Illinois it is unlawful to change clothes while inside a car with the curtains drawn, except during a fire.

Kentucky

We all scream for ice cream, but if you stop for ice cream while driving, be aware that it is considered unlawful to transport an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

Massachusetts

Many things might be acceptable in Massachusetts, but you will be ticketed if you drive with a gorilla in the backseat of your car. (Law is silent on the front seat.)

Nevada

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, bu it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway and word of such actions might make its way back home.

Ohio

In Oxford, Ohio, home of beautiful Miami University, authorities will ticket you if you consecutively drive around the town square more than 100 times. (Some nights driving around the town square might just be the most exciting thing you can find to do.)

If your car breaks down and you phone for a cab, avoid the temptation of riding on the roof of the cab, that will get you a ticket.

Tennessee

Many folks in the Volunteer State love to hunt, but do not do it from your car because it is illegal to fire a gun at any wild game other than whales from a moving car. Now, if you stop your car, you might be OK.

For more interesting driving laws visit http://www.dmv.org/articles/bizarre-driving-laws/

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