Top 4 Weird Car Laws in Iowa
If you’re driving in the Hawkeye State, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with a few of these weird car-related rules. Here are four protocols you should know to make sure you stay on the right side of the law.
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Avoid selling these vehicles on a Sunday
If you’re a car dealership or a car owner that’s thinking of selling an automobile or RV on a Sunday, think again. This action is unlawful within Iowa state boundaries, according to USA Today.
Don’t throw this item out of the window in Mount Vernon
If you’re driving through Mount Vernon, avoid throwing your Red Ryder BB gun onto the highway, confirms Schumacher Cargo Logistics. (You’ve got to wonder if this law was established to protect the sensibilities of “A Christmas Story” fans in the area…)
Permission for missile-launching
According to StupidLaws.com, it’s illegal to throw bricks or stones onto a highway without securing written permission from the City Council. In a similar vein, you’ll also need the Council’s approval before firing missiles onto a road. (This includes firing rifles, shooting arrows, and launching slingshots, if you were curious…)
Respect the dead
Iowa law prohibits using a dead person’s license plate or their handicapped parking sign, according to Only In Your State contributor Michaela Kendall. (Just in case you were thinking of committing this random offense…)
While you’ll want to avoid these few transgressions in Iowa, there are a few things that we encourage you to do in this state. Start by taking one of these stunning scenic drives to experience the natural beauty of the Hawkeye State. Then travel to Avoca for a glimpse of the iconic VW Beetle Spider structure. You can also stop in Walcott to grab a snack and souvenir inside of the Iowa 80 Truckstop, known as the largest truck stop in the world.
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Whitney Russell is a current resident of Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not adventuring through the exciting world of car news, she can be found hiking with her husband and their two dogs, motorcycling, visiting nephews and nieces, discovering new memes, thrifting, decorating, crafting, woodburning, researching random things, and escaping into a great movie. See more articles by Whitney.