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Dumb Laws in New Jersey

Drivers must warn those who they pass on highways before they do so.
Spray paint may not be sold without a posted sign warning juveliles of the penalty for creating graffiti.
Handcuffs may not be sold to minors.
All motorists must honk before passing another car, bicyclist, skater, and even a skateboarder.
It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
One must yield a phone line to a person if it is an emergency.
It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
You cannot pump your own gas.
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
It is against the law to “frown” at a police officer.
In an attempt to “foster kindness” in the citizens of New Jersey, the month of May is designated “Kindness Awareness Month”.
If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
The third Thursday of October is designated as “New Jersey Credit Union Day” and citizens of the state should observe the day with “appropriate activities and programs”.
Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
You may not slurp your soup.
Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.

City Laws in New Jersey

Bernards Township
It is illegal to frown as the town is a “Frown-Free Town Zone”.
Shooting ranges are outlawed.
No street-side trees may be planted that “obscure the air”.
It is illegal to throw ashes on the sidewalk.

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