State laws are meant to regulate a safe society. However, times change, society evolves, and some irrelevant laws are still technically in effect, even as they sit in the dusty vault of history. Let’s take a look at some of these relics just for fun – and to remind ourselves how far we’ve come. Here are some weird Alabama laws, fresh from the vault:
STRANGELY SPECIFIC LAWS:
Dominoes must be played on Sundays. It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesdays.
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DON’T HAVE TOO MUCH FUN – IT’S THE LAW:
It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache in church because it could cause laughter.
In Mobile, it’s illegal to spray silly string.
It’s illegal to wear a mask in public.
It’s illegal to put ice cream in your back pocket.
BEAR WRESTLERS ARE OUT OF LUCK:
In Mobile, it’s illegal to spit orange peels onto the sidewalk.
Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death.
It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
It’s legal to drive down a one-way street the wrong way as long as you have a lantern attached to your vehicle.
Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
BUT WAIT – WHAT ABOUT THESE ALABAMA LAWS?
Silly, antiquated laws are fun to discover – but some current Alabama laws, not so much. In fact, Alabama has some of the strictest personal injury laws in the nation – laws like the Guest Passenger Statute and the Collateral Source Rule – that can significantly reduce an accident victim’s (or the victim’s family’s) compensation in an injury lawsuit.
Learn more about how Alabama’s strict personal injury laws could affect you.
Our Morris Bart, LLC, attorneys are specialists in the area of personal injury law in Alabama and serve clients in our Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile area offices. If you are injured through no fault of your own due to a car wreck or truck accident, faulty product, pedestrian accident, dangerous drug, or slip-and-fall event, the skills and experience of Morris Bart Personal Injury Attorneys could make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
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