Top 5 Weird Car Laws in Pennsylvania
As one of the oldest states in the nation, Pennsylvania has a rich history dating back to 1691. As well as housing Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were drafted, the Keystone State is home to a number of bizarre laws regarding roads and vehicles. Below are just five examples.
5. Trolley Car
Okay, so not technically a car, but the city of Pittsburgh has an interesting law regarding trolley cars and donkeys.
It is illegal in the city to bring your donkey or mule onto a trolley car. This one makes sense, but how many people in Pittsburgh have donkeys or mules?
4. Vehicle Sales
Ever bought a car on a Sunday in Pennsylvania? Well, if you have, then you have unwittingly broken the law.
3. Parking Meters
Given the amount of livestock living in the state of Pennsylvania, perhaps this next law isn’t that surprising. In the town of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, it is illegal to tie your horse to a parking meter… even if you insert money into said meter.
Since horses are fairly prevalent in Pennsylvania, the state has another law regarding how motorists should react when they see horses in the road.
Rather than simply pulling over, the driver must pull well off the road, cover the car with a canvas or blanket that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.
Rounding out the top five is, understandably, a law about animals. The state requires that drivers cruising on country roads at night must stop every mile and set off a flare or some other warning signal, before waiting 10 minutes to allow any livestock to clear the road.