What’s the World’s Dumbest Driving Law? It’s This One in Missouri
Whatever you do, don't ask the question what the dumbest driving law is in the world. You went ahead and did it anyway, didn't you? Well, by far it's this one in Missouri and it's a real headscratcher what someone was thinking.
I found this gem on Simplemost. They ranked the 11 wackiest driving laws you probably didn't know existed. At the top with a bold #1 is this one from University City, Missouri.
In University City, Missouri, you are not allowed to honk someone else's horn.
It gets better. They didn't just make that simple yet so dumb statement. They decided to get more specific.
The law against honking someone else's horn includes vehicles that are moving and those that are standing still. (*face palm*)
I confirmed through the Stupid Laws website that Simplemost did not make this one up. They even give the exact ordinance number you can look up yourself:
10.32.100 Climbing into another’s vehicle, sounding horn, etc. prohibited without permission. No person shall, without the permission of the owner or person in charge thereof, climb upon or into, or swing upon any motor vehicle or trailer, whether the same is in motion or at rest, or sound the horn or other sound-producing device thereon
It's not like University City is in the southwestern part of Missouri where you expect random redneck rules. Nope. This is the western boundary of St. Louis. City folk came up with this genius idea. Now I understand why we lost a NFL team. It all makes sense now. Dang stranger horn honkers.