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ThisOldGarageNJ 11-15-2009 05:15 PM

***Dumb Laws In NJ***
New Jersey Crazy Law
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

You may not slurp your soup.

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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.

On a highway you can not park under a bridge.

Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.

You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only.

Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.

It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

Bernards Township
It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".

You may not dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.

Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.

All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.

It is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.

It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals a the local zoo.

It is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.

Ocean City
Pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.

People may not slurp their soup.

Raw hamburger may not be sold.

Profanity is prohibited.

Sea Isle City
There will be no boiling of bones on the property.

Pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays.

You may not throw a bad pickle in the street

Archena 11-15-2009 05:59 PM

Re: ***Dumb Laws In NJ***

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.

Why shouldn't you drive the wrong way if you're going to go to all the trouble of hanging a lantern on your Porsche?

You must have windshield wipers on your car.

Now, whether or not they work is up to you...

You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

We had to enact this one - too many Yankees were sticking their chocolate cones back there and after a few minutes they looked like they'd just gone potty...

Masks may not be worn in public.

Actually, this one isn't dumb. It was enacted in the 1920's (maybe earlier) as an anti-Klan measure and was actually somewhat effective. It provided a means of prosecution w/o waiting for someone to be hurt. It does make an exception for Halloween.

Yes, I'm a legal geek - I honestly read this one in the library as a kid (yes, the law itself). Then I went home to ask my mom if she and Daddy were legally married because she was 1/16th Cherokee and I found a law that prohibited 'mixed' marriages. Good thing she was a legal secretary - although her boss laughed at me for a week.

Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

Why should it? What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine. Life would be much easier if you guys would read the manual...

It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

Yankees. Can't live with 'em; can't shoot 'em.


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