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Wackiest motor vehicle laws of 2013

TrueCar -- It's fun to search for the wacky driving laws that that are imposed upon American drivers, though so many of them seem so common sense, it makes us wonder why they were ever introduced into legislation in the first place. We get it: It's certainly not safe to jump from cars at speeds faster than 65 mph or to wear a blindfold when driving -- but these actions are actually illegal in California and Alabama, respectively. That seems obvious enough, wonder why it needs a law to enforce it?

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Submitted Jan 31, 2013 By: ejl2000
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LeftLane1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:21:50 PM

Agreed. Waste. But they need to pass something to justify themselves or be able to say the "did something" --BUT we legislate EVERYTHING, and we do not need to and shouldn't, but that is the USA we are becoming.

Yes it wastes money, creates more bureaucracy too... Then trying to enforce them, then we OFTEN punish the law abiding majority due to the bad behavior or discipline of the few or isolated incidents that get alot of attention...
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nb52
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:30:28 AM

These laws, like so many are a waste of taxpayer dollars.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 10:21:08 PM

Yes, why can't they focus on laws that deal with real problems instead of wacky ones?
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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:43:58 PM

Hey, that's America for ya!

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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:44:50 PM

"Mitt Romney may have gotten away with strapping his dog onto the roof of a family car for a family vacation......."

He didn't strap his dog to the roof of the his car! He strapped the pet travel cage to the top of the car. Soon as I saw that lie in this article I stopped reading. Probably more lies further into the article.
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garman87
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:30:47 PM

There is still alot of stupid drivers.
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Gramps001
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:30:34 PM

Wacky laws for wacky folks!
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:27:36 PM

California has a lot of out-of-date laws, too. It's still illegal to shoot rabbits from a moving streetcar on Hollywood Blvd. Of course they stopped running streetcars on Hollywood Blvd. over 50-years ago. And wild rabbits were last seen in that vicinity more than 50 years before that; but the law is still in the penal code.
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Pete12
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:27:24 PM

You never know what the legislatures can dream up!
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fullauto
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:24:43 PM

some families NEED those state and federal checks coming to offset costs of the clueless.
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SavALot
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:21:18 PM

love these crazy laws
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:20:38 PM

There are just too many out-of-work stunt men in California. that is why they need those laws!
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monarch57
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:15:18 PM

Who in yhe right mind is going to jump out of a car at 65 mph or drive blindfolded.
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Rick52
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:14:26 PM

Just so they have them on the books..
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dieselfiendSC
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:14:06 PM

Some make sense and some don't.
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Asbury09
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:13:08 PM

and these legislators and governors get paid how much?
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:12:23 PM

It is usually the result of one idiot that has no common sense that we have some of our laws.

I agree with Holly123. I've done some pretty strange spontaneous things in a moving automobile.
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DarthDadJr
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:11:24 PM

strange...
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GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:10:14 PM

Dumb laws, try enforcing NO TEXTING.. now that would help..
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mageetp
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:09:37 PM

There are a lot of old laws on the books that are strange to us now, but were probably required to control people who do strange things as they do nowadays.
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Holly123
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:09:27 PM

I've seen and done stranger things ....
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:08:43 PM

stuid is what stupid does
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idigau22
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:08:34 PM

Stupid Laws Make Lawyers $$$$RICH$$$$!!
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:04:55 PM

nothing wrong with driving barefoot, safer than driving with 6" heels on!
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:04:04 PM

Something like this could become as popular as the annual Darwin Awards.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:01:28 PM

interesting
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13centgas
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:01:02 PM

LET THEM!
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HDROCKIESRIDER
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:00:46 PM

How can we be the UNITED States when every state has its own set of laws? Even cities in a state can have individual laws that differ from city to city, such as transporting a gun in your vehicle. It's mind boggling!! We become more divided in this country as time goes by.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:58:48 PM

We pay these people for what?
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ScottTee
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:57:37 PM

there are a lot of wacky people
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:56:39 PM

if more people had common sense, we would need fewer lawa....
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:55:22 PM

lol...wait, not so funny
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:51:36 PM

Unfortunately, there are people who will try and do any, if not all of these because of their lack of common sense
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:51:36 PM

ok
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docisnot
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:50:15 PM

That is just awesome. I thought I seen a guy driving with a blindfold on on highway 8 this morning. LOL
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Bud122CA
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:49:19 PM

People have lost the basics of common sense.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:45:19 PM

Need you ask?
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:45:10 PM

It's all about finding new things to fine drivers with, i.e. Money.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:44:52 PM

It is truly amazing what some people will do behind the wheel of a car. It is also truly amazing the laws politicians will pass.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:41:20 PM

Seems the polticans we vote into office don't have enough to do...lol
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fedupMN
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:40:30 PM

LOL....
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Canucktree
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:37:59 PM

Dangerous Driving would be a nice blanket charge. Then make the driver responsible for the passengers actions.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:37:21 PM

I like the blindfold idea. Kind of like texting, eh?
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:36:18 PM

Who knew?
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:35:43 PM

only in America
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:35:29 PM

They are wacky drivers too
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:34:23 PM

really makes you wonder what lame brains come up with these laws.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:34:02 PM

I think that everyone should already know these things just saying...
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:33:03 PM

We have many of these laws because common sense has become uncommon.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:31:32 PM

somebody just simply stupid...
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