There are plenty of motor vehicle laws that are more practical than weird and were created to enforce legitimate safety for passengers and vehicle operators. Then there are the following laws that seem like they were created more for entertainment than for public safety.
In Nevada, it's illegal to ride a camel on the highway.
Driving barefoot is illegal in Alabama.
It's illegal to drive in Massachusetts with a gorilla in the backseat of your car.
In Sag Harbor, New York, it's illegal to take your clothes off in your car.
Horn honking is not permitted in Oxford, Mississippi as it might scare horses.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter in Florida, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
The fine for hitting a pedestrian in Sarasota, Florida is only $78.
When in Derby, Texas, screeching your tires or peeling out is considered a misdemeanor and can cost you 30 days in jail.
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.
Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24 year old Augustin Zeferino who was diagnosed with a highly contagious and drug resistant form of tuberculosis, or TB, by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.