It’s no secret that laws are made to protect us. However, it seems as though these days legislators are trying to control people’s lives a little too much and some of the laws they make are flat out insane! Check out the laws below to understand what I mean. They’ve all been in the law books at one time or another, and some still are. Granted, most of these weird laws in Alabama are not enforced now but they’re completely real.
1.) You must have windshield wipers on your car.
Well, I can't imagine not having them!
2.) In Mobile, it's illegal to spit orange peels onto the sidewalk.
I somewhat agree with this. But hey, I'd rather step on an orange peel than a banana peel any day!
3.) Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death.
That's right! It can attract cattle onto the tracks and that wouldn't be pretty at all. So, leave the salt at home!
4.) Boogers must not be flicked into the wind.
Eww! Okay, this is gross! DISGUSTING!
5.) It's illegal to impersonate a priest.
Well, there's a Halloween costume idea you can mark off your list.
6.) It's illegal to wear a fake moustache in church because it could cause laughter.
And to be honest, I'd probably be one of the ones laughing. Don't judge!
7.) In Mobile, it's illegal to spray silly string.
Come on! It's silly string for crying out loud! What's so wrong with having a little fun?
8.) In Montgomery, it's illegal to open an umbrella on a street.
Why is this illegal you ask? Well, you may scare the horses and that would be absolutely tragic!
9.) It's illegal to wear a mask in public.
Well, there's another Halloween costume item you can mark off your list!
10.) It's illegal to put an ice cream cone in your back pocket.
Who would even want to do this?
11.) In Lee County, it's illegal to sell peanuts after sundown on Wednesdays.
This makes absolutely no sense! Why JUST on Wednesdays?
12.) It's legal to drive down a one-way street the wrong way as long as you have a lantern attached to the front of your vehicle.
Okay, so why not just turn your headlights on?
13.) Bear wrestling matches are illegal.
Who would even choose to do this? This is absurd!
14.) Dominoes must not be played on Sundays.
Lock me up now! I've broken this law plenty of times!
15.) It's illegal for someone to drive while blindfolded.
And, it very well should be! It's sad a law has to be written because so many people lack basic common sense.
16.) In Mobile, bathing in city fountains is not allowed.
Well, I can honestly tell you right now, watching someone bathe in my city fountain isn't at the top of my to-do list.
17.) In Huntsville, if an animal control officer is in uniform, it indicates to the public he's a control officer.
Gee, you don't say???
18.) In Anniston, it's illegal to wear blue jeans while walking down Noble Street.
I guess it's time to find alternate walking routes!
19.) Incestuous marriages are legitimate here in Alabama.
I guess it's legal to marry your brother or sister in Alabama after all! Yuck!
20.) In case of divorce, women are entitled to keep all of the property they owned before the marriage. However, this law doesn't apply to men.
Now, where's the fairness in this?
Aren’t these laws crazy? Even though I’m sure most aren’t enforced, it’s still ridiculous that some of these laws still exist! Of this list, which law do you think is the most bizarre?