By Barbara Fortin
Just remember, I did not make up a single law. These are actual laws you can find in the law books. Most of them date back to the early 1900's and are not enforced.
It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
You may not drive barefooted
It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.
You must have windshield wipers on your car. (But you don't need a windshield.)
Cars may not be driven in reverse.
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
Women may not drive in a house coat.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.
It is illegal to wash your car in the street.
Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.
It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.
Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.
It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence.
You may not drive a black car on Sundays.
You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway.
It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
You aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
It it illegal to park a pick-up truck in your driveway or in front of your house on the street. This law is limited to only those who do not own the house. (Repealed 2000)
It is illegal to roll a barrel on any street, fines go up according to the contents of the barrel.
If you hit a pedestrian you are fined $78.00.
Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
Traffic signs are required to be written in English.
Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
Cars are not to drive on sidewalks.
It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
One may not back into a parking spot because it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.
It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.
While driving on Main Street you may not have your lights on.
The "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.
If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.
It is against the law to leave your car running unattended.
Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehicle and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.
It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
Peeping in the windows of automobiles is forbidden.
Red cars can not drive down Lake Street.
It is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session.
Horn honking is not permitted as it might scare horses.
It is not illegal to speed. (Repealed)
It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.
It is illegal to ride a camel on the highway.
If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.
You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only.
The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
You may not run out of gas.
Molesting an automobile is illegal.
Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
Driving is not to be done while asleep.
Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
It is illegal to drive within an arm's length of alcohol - including alcohol in someone else's blood stream.
Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited. (Repealed)
If you are drunk and not driving your car, and the person who is driving the car is drunk as well, you may both receive DUI's.
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