The Most Obscure Driving Laws Ever!

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We’ve all been in a position where we’re running late for work and wished it was ok to sneak into the empty bus lane, or that the 30mph was not the national speed limit, but here are a couple of laws that you’ll be able aren’t enforced anymore – or to our knowledge anyway!

UK Laws

Everyone knows you can’t drive drunk, but it’s also illegal to operate a cow, horse, or steam engine while intoxicated. Looks like you’re stuck getting a taxi home from town on Saturday nights!
A man can urinate in public – as long as it is on the rear wheel of his vehicle, and his right hand is touching the car. 

All London Hackney Carriages must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats. However, taxis cannot carry rabid dogs or corpses, and if you’ve got the plague – don’t bother hailing one, as that’s illegal too.
Struggling to afford the monthly food bill? Well unfortunately going out mowing down deer to feed the family is illegal; however, the next person who comes along is allowed to eat it.

In Leighton Buzzard, it’s illegal for a driver to kiss their passenger while driving on a windy road – you’ll have to wait for the straight roads I’m afraid.
You can’t drive a car unless you’re sat in the front seat. Personally, I’d love to meet someone breaking this law.

US Laws


As ever, the Americans take it one step too far...
In California, it’s illegal to shoot at wild game from a moving vehicle, unless your target is a whale. It’s also against the law to jump from a car going over 65mph, and any driverless car cannot exceed speeds of 60mph. Californians are also forbidden from using the road as a bed.
Running into a pedestrian in Sarasota, Florida, is only a $78 fine, although murder is a fair few years in prison.

For those of you who transport your dog by tethering it to the roof of a car, don’t go to Alaska, else you may find yourself spending a couple of nights in prison.
Kids are kept extra safe in America: it’s illegal to play in traffic in North Carolina, and drivers in Dublin, Georgia are forbidden from driving on playgrounds.

You’re allowed to drive on the pavement in Oregon, but it’s mandatory to give way to pedestrians. You better be nifty getting in and out of the car as well: you can be ticketed for leaving your car door open for longer than necessary.

Driving can be tiring, so make sure you take enough rest stops in Nevada: it’s illegal to place a bench or chair in the middle of the road.

While we may be quite slack on giving other road users respect, in Pennsylvania, any motorist who sees a team of horses approaching him, must pull off the road, and cover his car with a blanket that blends in with the countryside, until the horses have passed. If this isn’t good enough, and the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bush.
 
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