Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Weird State Laws #7: Connecticut

The state that gave us Yale and the Bush Family has also given us some pretty weird laws. Other than that there really isn't much to say about Connecticut. It's one of those small filler states like Delaware from back in the Revolutionary War days before we decided that bigger was better.
You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour
Well, you can't knock the traffic cops for strictly enforcing highway safety.
It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway 
If this is deter drive-by shootings, I don't think that the people who commit such acts are strict followers of laws.
In order for a pickle to be officially considered a pickle, it must bounce.
Hear that, Connecticut pickle salesmen? Make your pickles meet their buoyancy quota before selling them.

Here's some laws at the local level:
In Hartford, you may not educate dogs.
They must never have knowledge lest they one day try to overthrow us.
In New Britain, it is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25 mph, even when going to a fire.
Traffic safety trumps house safety in this town it seems.
In Southington, Silly String is banned.
I hear there was a serial killer in the area who used silly string to strangle his victims to death. Clearly banning silly string was the correct solution to this problem.  

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