11 Crazy Driving Laws You’ve Never Heard Of
Did you know that if you hit and kill a deer on an Illinois road, you can claim the road kill? These American driving laws will surprise—and amuse—you.
Keep tires clean
Before you visit Minnetonka, Minnesota, you better make sure your car is clean. Dirty tires that “deposit mud, dirt, stick substances, litter or other material on the street or highway” could lead to a hefty fine, according to Minnesota Fun Facts.
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Why did the chicken cross the road?
This one made us laugh. In Pennsylvania, there is a law that states that while on a country road at night, you must stop each mile and shoot off a rocket in an attempt to clear out livestock from the roads and allow them 10 minutes to disperse.
Is that your dead deer?
Did you hit a deer while driving? If you hit and kill a deer on an Illinois road, you can claim the road kill under two conditions—if you don’t owe child support and if you haven’t had your wildlife privileges suspended anywhere in the United States.
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No honking at sandwich shops
While some states require you to honk in certain scenarios, others forbid it. It’s illegal to honk after 9 p.m. near a sandwich shop or beverage stand in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Watch your mouth when driving in Rockville, Maryland. No profanity is allowed—it’s considered a misdemeanor.
Want doughnuts? Watch where you park
If you’re craving a doughnut, you may have to walk a bit to get one. It’s illegal to park in front of a Dunkin’ Donuts in South Berwick, Maine. You’ll need to be 25 feet south from the intersection of Goodwin Street to the intersection of Jewett Avenue.
Next, brush up on the driving tips that could save your life.