Bizarre road laws in Ohio 

By Product Expert | Posted in For Fun, Tips on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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Wherever you go in the world, you’re bound to come across some strange laws. Some laws might make you wonder about why the local government felt a need to legislate such a law. Ohio is not immune to bizarre laws, specifically ones that pertain to driving. Keep reading to learn about some obscure laws around the state so you don’t get an unexpected ticket. 

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What are some odd driving laws in Ohio? 

Honking while passing blue cop car lights

Did you know that the Ohio Driver’s Education Manual states that you must honk your horn any time you pass another vehicle? It’s true. This act allows other motorists to know where you are, but it still seems a bit unnecessary. Be honest—you’ve probably never honked while passing someone and you’ve never received a ticket for failing to do so. 

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Running out of gas 

In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas. Sometimes, people run out of gas. It’s not common, but it does happen. And if it happens in Youngtown, OH, that person could be fined as it qualifies as a misdemeanor. Sure, running out of gas on the side of a road is a minor safety concern, but a fine seems like insult being added to injury. Next time you drive through Youngstown, remember to fill up. 

Excessive honking 

Don’t think about honking your horn too much in Fairview Park, OH. “Excessive” honking is determined at the discretion of local law enforcement, and if they deem your honking to be in excess, you may be ticketed for disturbing the peace. Keep these laws in mind as you travel around the state! 

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