15 Strange State Laws That Still Exist Today



3. It is Illegal To Honk Your Horn at a Sandwich Shop After 9 PM in Little Rock, Arkansas

According to section 18-54 of Little Rock Arkansas’ city ordinances, “No person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m.”

Thinking about how this could have been such a consistent problem in Little Rock that it could require immediate legal intervention gives me a headache. Just so we’re all on the same page here, drive-by honkings that are performed prior to 9 p.m. are completely acceptable, so any sandwich shop heckling that you may have planned should be executed with this time window in mind. Of course, you have to ask yourselves: what if someone cuts you off in front of a sandwich shop at 9:15 p.m., causing a fender bender and provoking a rage honk? Who gets the ticket? I leave questions like these to be answered by those with more formidable legal minds than myself.

4. In Eagle Idaho, It is Illegal To Sweep Dirt Into The Street

According to section 5-2-2 in Eagle, Idaho, ” It shall be unlawful for any person to sweep any dirt, trash or rubbish from the interior of any building in the city onto any street, alley or sidewalk in the city.”

I get trash and rubbish, that’s an acceptable concern… but dirt? That’s a little overboard, don’t you think Idaho. Presumably if you unintentionally track dirt into a building with you, that detritus has now gained some inalienable rights. I’m all for sanitation, but this seems like it needs to be amended. Of course, the real question is why this is such a problem exclusively in Eagle. Do their building have dirt floor interiors? Did they have some sort of wild chinchilla infestation that they were trying to quell? All I know is that I won’t be vacationing there anytime soon – who knows what their other standard cleaning practices entail.