Written by attorney Amir Soleimanian


When it comes to traffic tickets and fines, there are quite a few driving laws that every single driver knows about. It’s illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, for example, and the “legal limit” of a driver’s BAC level in every state is .08%. Failure to wear a seatbelt while driving or riding in the front passenger seat is one of the most common misdemeanor traffic offenses today, and it’s so heavily enforced because data has shown that the majority of drivers (53%) who are fatally injured in a car accident were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Even though there are quite a few traffic laws that are the same across the board, every state is allowed to determine its own driving laws and traffic violations. And with over 200 million licensed drivers in the U.S. today, it can get tricky to monitor and penalize drivers for every single infraction — which is why many of the more specific traffic violations are forgotten and just sort of fade into obscurity, with no one caring to ticket drivers for these misdemeanor traffic violations nor change the state legislature and get rid of the crazy laws altogether.

In fact, nearly every state has at least one bizarre law related to driving. For example…

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