New Jersey July 05, 2015
These 10 Crazy Laws In New Jersey Will Have You Scratching Your Head In Wonder
Laws are designed to set boundaries and establish order. Many make sense while others are just plain strange or entirely outdated. Here are some of the craziest laws still on the books in New Jersey.
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1. It is illegal to pump your own gas.
Sure, you all know that we don't have to pump our gas but did you know that it is actually illegal?
2. It is illegal to wear a bullet proof vest while committing murder.
It is also illegal to commit murder. Apparently, you may serve additional time for wearing a bullet proof vest.
3. It is against the law for a man to knit during fishing season.
He needs to protect those precious reeling fingers.
4. It is illegal to slurp your soup.
Slurping may be considered rude in other places but in New Jersey it is illegal.
5. It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
They are working; homing pigeons are no joke. Mess with one and you could end up in the slammer or at least be hit with a fine.
6. It is illegal for a car to pass a horse drawn carriage.
I understand this law in Lancaster, PA but not in New Jersey.
7. It is illegal to frown in Bernards Township.
If you're having a bad day, it's probably best not to leave your house.
8. Pickles are outlawed on Sundays in Trenton.
No pickles allowed in the state capital on Sundays.
9. It is illegal to boil bones on your property in Sea Isle City.
No bone broth stew here.
10. Cats must warn birds of their whereabouts in Cresskill.
It's more up to the owner than the cat. They must wear bells on their collars at all times.
Which of these laws do you find strangest? Are there any other weird state or local laws that you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.