Life isn’t easy in any part of the world. While most of these crazy, stupid laws have been revoked there are many that still remain.
10. Blindfolded Driver
Stated in the Section 32-5A-53, according to the laws of the US state, Alabama, a person cannot drive as long as someone is obstructing the driver’s view or interfering with the driver’s control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle. The law was implemented in the acts of 1980, No. 80-434, p. 604, 11-104. The law states that:
(a) No person shall drive a vehicle when it is loaded, or when there are in the front seat such a number of persons as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or as to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
(b) No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with his control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
9. 25 years for murdering a Cactus
In the state of Arizona, there is a certain species of cactus known as Saguaro cactus which is highly treasured by the Arizonians. However, the treasured cactus has been added into the series of endangered plants as people had become obsessed with shooting or cutting down these cacti. So the state of Arizona passed a law that proclaims, anyone involved in cutting down or shooting Saguaro cactus will face a possible term of 25 years in prison.
8. Dogs should keep their masters leashed in public
Ordered by the City Council of California, the law actually states that “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.”
Actually, the law is quite common in about every state of the United States except the wordings are quite not the same. Maybe, in California pets own their masters instead.
7. Firing missiles at vehicles
Throwing missiles at vehicles??? Owning a missile should be illegal, but that’s not the case in the state of Colorado. The State law defined in Section 11-50 specifically states that it is unlawful for any person to deliberately project any missile at or against any vehicle or mode of transportation of persons or property.
The act was ordered on November 17, 1999 against order number 21-1999.
6. Entertain yourself before 2:45 AM.
Another absurd law, this one comes from Athens-Clarke County in Georgia. The law declared in Section 6-18-2, prohibits all types of public entertainment facilities, dance halls and live entertainment to be closed from 2:45 AM to 7:00 AM.
By the laws of the state, no public gathering is allowed in the given time boundary even if it means literary reading. If anyone is found violating the rules, he shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of section 1-1-5 of the Code of Athens-Clarke County.
5. Don’t let your pants fall
It might be a fashion for all the other parts of the world but in Collinsville, Illinois it is actually illegal to wear baggy pants in public. According to a copy of the ordinance the law states that “(the pants must be) secured at the waist to prevent the pants from falling more than 3 inches below the hips … causing exposure to the person or the person's undergarments”. Anyone found violating the law shall be fined $100 and will also have to pe
rform community service for the offense committed the first time. If the person is found guilty again he will be charged with $300 and community service.
Although the mayor of Collinsville opposed the law, it was still implemented as majority of the city council found it to be appropriate. And thus the people of Collinsville were banned from wearing baggy pants from July 11th, 2011.
4. Illegal to sell cold soft drink
The law implemented in the Chapter 10, Liquor Dealers' Permits Indiana IC 7.1-3-10-5 Section 5. A package liquor store's exclusive business shall be the selling of the following commodities only:
(1) Liquor in its original package.
(2) Beer in permissible containers, if the permitted has the proper permit.
(3) Wine in its original package.
(4) Bar supplies used in the preparation for consumption of alcoholic beverages and in their consumption.
(5) Tobacco products.
(6) Un-cooled and un-iced charged water, carbonated soda, ginger ale, mineral water, grenadine, and flavoring extracts.
(7) Printed materials.
(8) Lottery tickets as provided in IC 4-30-9.
(9) Cooled or un-cooled nonalcoholic malt beverages.
(10) Flavored malt beverage in its original package.
We can only wonder what the poor people of Indiana had done to have such a terrible law forced upon them.
3. Commit murder but don’t wear body vests
A totally insane law that was implemented in New Jersey in 1999, the term “body vest” denotes bullet-proof body armor intended to provide to protection. The law stated in section 2C is defined as:
Unlawful use of body vests
A person is guilty of a crime if he uses or wears a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, criminal escape or assault under N.J.S.2C:12-1b. Use or wearing a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit a crime of the first degree is a crime of the second degree. Otherwise it is a crime of the third degree.
2. Keep your pockets wire-cutter free
We can assume that the people of Texas must be very much inspired by the old “wild west” stories. Else the state of Texas might not have come up with such a law. Since the old cowboys loved to cut barbed wire fences of private properties in order to allow cattle herds to escape. Maybe it was time to put a stop to all the fun and the Texan government finally passed this ordinance.
1. Politics and government don’t mix well
This is actually a constitution of the State of Tennessee where it is stated that, “Ministers are to be dedicated to God and therefore are not eligible to hold a seat in either House of the Legislature”.
The Section 1 of the Article IX of Disqualifications; prohibits ministers and priests to gain seats in the legislature. The ministers by profession must only be dedicated to God and to the care of the souls, and must not divert from their duties; therefore, no Minister of the Gospel, or priest of any denomination whatever, shall be eligible to a seat in either House of the Legislature.