Weird New Laws Taking Effect Today
It’s a new year and with it comes a number of new laws designed to make the world a safer place. Sort of. While most laws tend to make sense there are some that defy logic. For example, according to ABC News, Illinois is making it illegal to possess, sell or distribute shark fins. Sure, it may be intended to protect certain species of shark but since Illinois–last time I looked–was nowhere near the ocean one has to wonder how big a problem this is. Some other interesting new laws.
Also in Illinois a new law imposes a fine of $1,000 on anyone who pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding.
In Wellington, Kan. the city will be restricting the number of cats in a household to no more than four.
As of Jan. 1, it will be no longer be illegal to flash your headlights in Florida to warn drivers about a speeding trap set by police.
Those who love deep fryers in North Carolina need to take into consideration that it’s a misdemeanor to steal unused cooking oil. According to Torbett’s Grease Law. It’s a felony if the value of the stolen grease – or the grease plus its container – is worth more than $1,000.
In California, more than 800 laws are about to take effect, including one that allows driverless vehicles on the road. But a human must be present in the passenger’s seat of all computer-driven cars.