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      10-18-2018, 07:58 PM   #1
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Nonsensical laws

Curious to see what kind of BS laws you have where you live.

I was thinking about the "nanny state" that more and more is being implemented, punishing parents for educating their kids for example.

Whenever you have MORE state, more BS laws are created.
In Canada, you have to wear a helmet when riding a bike and a seatbelt when driving. It makes sense for the state to control these things since everyone pays for healthcare should you get injured.

I never understood why the US mandates seat belts, for example. Seems like a BS law.

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in New York state only SUV's can have the rear windows tinted.
it's prohibited for the rest of the car types
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In my state: Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.

This is why all laws need expiration dates.
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In Blythe CA, you are not allowed to wear cowboy boots unless you own at least 2 cows.
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The "reasonable warning" provision of Prop 65 is seriously about the dumbest thing ever.

In my hometown of Lima, OH - it is illegal to sell a map of Ohio that does not have Lima on it.
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Mississippi has no open container law.
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Mississippi has no open container law.
What's that?
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The old blue laws from the 1700's originated by the pilgrims in Connecticut. It was on the state books till 1959 forbidding the sale of hammers on Sundays, (but you could buy nails because there wasn't a law against it) because Sunday was the holy day, and working was forbidden. Lots of alcohol prohibition laws on Sundays too. You couldn't buy alcohol during the morning while church services were taking place. Come 1PM in the afternoon you could then buy all alcohol you wanted and I'm sure some of the church goers were shit faced by 2PM that law was never enforced after 1955. In Utah there was a strange law saying you could marry your cousin only if your were 65 or older. Crazy stuff!
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Mississippi has no open container law.
What's that?
A law that says you can't have an open container of alcohol in the passenger area. So you can technically drink a beer while driving lol, although I wouldn't want to have that conversation with an officer on the side of the road.
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I think DUI laws should be more relaxed. If you can prove you can drive well with a couple of beers in you, you shouldn't be penalized.

For the record, I haven't received a DUI, but I've seen people get them after passing those difficult tests on the side of the road.
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It is illegal to entice girls away from the Maple Lane School for Girls.

RCW 72.20.065

Intrusion -- Enticement away of girls -- Interference -- Penalty.
Any person who shall go upon the school grounds except on lawful business, or by consent of the superintendent, or who shall entice any girl away from the school, or who shall in any way interfere with its management or discipline, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

[Washington 1959 c 28 72.20.065. Prior: 1913 c 157 9, part; RRS 4639, part.]

Still on the books!
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I think DUI laws should be more relaxed. If you can prove you can drive well with a couple of beers in you, you shouldn't be penalized.

For the record, I haven't received a DUI, but I've seen people get them after passing those difficult tests on the side of the road.
What do you mean? They passed the tests and still got a DUI?
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In some provinces in Canada it's unlawful for 3 people to walk abreast. 2 is ok. Most people are unaware of this law lol
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Curious to see what kind of BS laws you have where you live.

I was thinking about the "nanny state" that more and more is being implemented, punishing parents for educating their kids for example.

Whenever you have MORE state, more BS laws are created.
In Canada, you have to wear a helmet when riding a bike and a seatbelt when driving. It makes sense for the state to control these things since everyone pays for healthcare should you get injured.

I never understood why the US mandates seat belts, for example. Seems like a BS law.

Whatcha got?
Really? Ever been in an accident without one? I have. I wear seatbelts.
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Curious to see what kind of BS laws you have where you live.

I was thinking about the "nanny state" that more and more is being implemented, punishing parents for educating their kids for example.

Whenever you have MORE state, more BS laws are created.
In Canada, you have to wear a helmet when riding a bike and a seatbelt when driving. It makes sense for the state to control these things since everyone pays for healthcare should you get injured.

I never understood why the US mandates seat belts, for example. Seems like a BS law.

Whatcha got?
Really? Ever been in an accident without one? I have. I wear seatbelts.
What's the correlation between what I said and what you said?
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Most people don’t know it, but CO has free range laws that permit horses, cattle and other livestock on ALL roadways and cars must yield right of way. They are also exempted from havibg to pick up the animals waste. This is rarely seen anymore, but once in awhile you will see someone ride a horse down the shoulder of major city roads.
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What do you mean? They passed the tests and still got a DUI?
Absolutely.

They don't do those tests to determine if you're drunk; they're used to gather evidence.

If you don't pass (or refuse to take) the breath-a-lyzer, you're almost certainly getting arrested.
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I think DUI laws should be more relaxed. If you can prove you can drive well with a couple of beers in you, you shouldn't be penalized.

For the record, I haven't received a DUI, but I've seen people get them after passing those difficult tests on the side of the road.
I think they should be more strict. If you need to drink to function you shouldn't be on the roads. Besides so many services exist for you to use to get home safely. Just cause you're not wasted drunk a few drinks can still cause driver error.
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What do you mean? They passed the tests and still got a DUI?
Absolutely.

They don't do those tests to determine if you're drunk; they're used to gather evidence.

If you don't pass (or refuse to take) the breath-a-lyzer, you're almost certainly getting arrested.
I don't get it. I passed a breathalyzer and was good to go... :
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Absolutely.

They don't do those tests to determine if you're drunk; they're used to gather evidence.

If you don't pass (or refuse to take) the breath-a-lyzer, you're almost certainly getting arrested.
The field sobriety test can be practiced, hence why it doesn't determine a DUI like a breathalyzer will. It's just muscle memory, and you can perform the tasks frequently enough that your level of sobriety will be less a factor in how well you perform.

But you are right, in that the FST can provide the officer with reasonable suspicion or probable cause that you're intoxicated.
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