strange driving laws in new jersey

Check out these strange driving laws in New Jersey!

Strange Driving Laws throughout New Jersey

There are tons of rules to the road that we learn to follow as early drivers. However, many people don’t realize that there are a lot more laws than we think of driving around on a daily basis. Every state in the US has their own set of odd laws that have stuck around on the books throughout the years, and we are going to tell you about some of New Jersey’s strangest driving laws here!

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What strange driving laws are there in New Jersey?

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These laws are applicable throughout the state of New Jersey, so pay attention next time you are on the road!

  1. All motorists must honk before passing another vehicle, bicyclist, skater and even skateboarder on the road.
  2. Anyone convicted of driving under the influence is no longer eligible to apply for personalized license plates.
  3. Cars cannot pass horse drawn carriages on the street.
  4. You cannot pump your own gas.
  5. It is illegal to “frown” at a police officer.
  6. Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.

Other strange laws throughout New Jersey

In addition to these weird driving laws, there are a number of other strange laws on the books in New Jersey. For instance, it is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season, it is illegal to slurp your soup and it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon. Check out these other strange laws!

  • In Bernards Township, it is illegal to frown.
  • In Blairstown, it’s illegal to plant trees along the street that could “obscure the air.”
  • In Haddon Township, it is illegal to annoy someone of the opposite sex.
  • In Newark, it is illegal to purchase ice cream after 6 p.m. without a doctor’s note.
  • In Trenton, it is illegal to eat pickles on Sunday.

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