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Weird New Jersey Laws
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All motorists must honk before passing another car, bicyclist, skater, and even a skateboarder.

  • 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.

  • It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

  • In Bernards Township - It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".

  • In Blairstown - Shooting ranges are outlawed.

  • In Blairstown - No street-side trees may be planted that "obscure the air".

  • In Blairstown - It is illegal to throw ashes on the sidewalk.

  • In Caldwell - You may not dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.

  • In Cranford - Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.

  • In Cresskill - All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.

  • In Elizabeth - It is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.

  • In Haddon - It is illegal to use the Crystal Lake Pool without first obtaining a bathing tag from the Township Clerk.

  • In Haddon - Cross-dressing is illegal.

  • In Haddon - No one may annoy someone of the opposite sex.

  • In Manville - It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals a the local zoo.

  • In Mount Laurel - Climbing trees is prohibited in all city parks.

  • In Mount Laurel - It is illegal to get drunk and annoy others in your house.

  • In Newark - It is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.

  • In Raritan - Profanity is prohibited.

  • In Sea Isle City - There will be no boiling of bones on the property.

  • In Trenton - You may not throw a bad pickle in the street."

  • In Trenton - Pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays.

  • Motorists used to handling the pumps at gas stations could be in for a shock when pulling in for a top-up at any station in New Jersey. That’s because it’s illegal for drivers there to pump their own gas. Only gas station employees can pump gas in the Garden State — what’s known as “full-service”. The controversial law was passed in 1949 after lawmakers felt it was too dangerous to have untrained drivers pumping their own fuel.

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