21 Weird Laws in the Tri-State
If you’re like most people, you think of yourself as a generally law-abiding citizen. But did you know you could be breaking the law and not even know it?
Don’t worry! Though they are technically still on the books, you’re not likely to be prosecuted for breaking these laws.
Here are 21 weird laws in the Tri-State.
#1 It’s illegal to fish for whales on a Sunday. (We wonder, where exactly does one fish for whales in our landlocked state?)
#2 Women may not wear patent leather shoes in public.
#3 Getting a fish drunk is strictly prohibited. (However, what if the fish’s BAC doesn’t reach 0.08?)
#4 According to the Ohio driver’s ed manual, every time you pass another car, you must honk your horn. (Whew—as if traffic wasn’t bad enough! Imagine this happening during rush hour on 1-71.)
#5 No more than four women are allowed to live in a house.
#6 If you lose your pet tiger, you must notify the proper authorities within the hour. (We hope the tiger cage at the Cincinnati Zoo is secure.)
#7 In Bexley, Ohio, it’s illegal to install and use slot machines in outhouses. (We’re very curious at the story behind this law.)
#8 In Akron, Ohio, displaying colored chickens for sale is prohibited. (Which colors are prohibited?)
#9 Also in Akron, it’s illegal to post signs at swimming pools. (What a strange law! What if it’s a “no running” sign?)
#10. In Bay Village, you may not walk a cow down Lake Road. (So specific! We assume it’s fine to walk a cow down the rest of the roads, then?)
#11 Fishing with a bow and arrow is prohibited. (Catching a fish with an arrow would be impressive, yes, but it’s probably not the most effective method.)
#12 Every citizen in Kentucky must bathe at least once each year.
#13 Releasing a feral hog back into the wild is illegal.
#14 In Franklin County, it’s illegal to trade horses after dark.
#15 Shooting game from the window of a moving vehicle is prohibited…unless it’s a whale. (Just like Ohio, we are wondering where you’d expect to find a whale in the wild in Kentucky!)
#16 If you display, handle, or use a reptile in a religious ceremony, you must be charged at least $50.
#17 In Terre Haute, it’s illegal to spit on the sidewalk. (Gross—who would object to this law?)
#18 In Gary, if you eat garlic, you are required to wait four hours before using public transportation or going to the movies. (We think this might be taking things a little far…)
#19 It’s illegal to pass a horse, because they always have the right of way. (Aren’t you glad this is no longer the case?)
#20 In Evansville, on Main Street, you may not have vehicle lights on at any time. (This law is downright unsafe today—imagine trying to drive at night!)
#21 It’s illegal to take a bath between March and October. (We wonder why the law includes these months, specifically.)
Most of these odd laws don’t make sense in today’s day and age (if they ever made sense!). We’re sure you’d agree—we’re glad these laws aren’t actually enforced! We hope you enjoyed this fun look at the law.
However, in all seriousness, if you have a real legal problem—whether it’s a personal injury claim, workers’ compensation claim, Social Security Disability application, or OVI charges—Casper & Casper is here to help. We’re happy to answer your questions and talk to you about your case.
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