Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dumb laws that still exist in Virginia!

It’s no secret that there are many laws on the books that should have been eliminated a long time ago regardless of where you live in the U.S. I have a friend that lives in Baltimore city and he told me that a law that was written when the city was first established pertaining to women drivers was still enforceable today. I don’t remember all of the details but basically it stated that a woman driver can drive only on a Sunday during daylight hours, must have the headlights of the vehicle turned on at all times and must tie a yellow cloth in a visible location of the vehicle to “warn” other drivers that a female is driving the vehicle!

Obviously no police officer in his/her right mind would attempt to enforce such a law but I find it quite amusing that the possibility even exists. My friend also said that it is still illegal in Baltimore city to throw hay out of a 2nd story window. I found all of this to be very interesting and decided to do a little research on outdated laws in my home state of Virginia. I found some pretty silly legislation that is still enforceable, at least “technically”.

Here are a few of the Virginia State / Richmond City laws that apparently still apply to all of us. You can find many more with a little fun time research on the internet but at least we can still hunt for raccoons on Sundays!

Citizens must honk their horn while passing other cars. (Probably not a bad idea if you think about it)

Children are not permitted to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.

It is illegal to tickle women.

There is a state law prohibiting corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates.

You may not engage in business on Sundays, with the exception of almost every industry.

No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.

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