Stupid Laws from Rhode Island
One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.
Impersonating a town sealer, auctioneer, coder of wood, or a fence-viewer is against the law. Penalty: $20 to $100 fine.
Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal. Penalty: Maximum $20 fine and imprisonment for 10 days.
Exercising any labor, business, or work, or using any game, sport, play, or recreation, or causing any of the above to be done to or by your children, servants, or apprentices on the first day of the week (Sunday) results in a penalty of $5 for the first offense and $10 for the second.
Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.
Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley.
You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset. (Newport)
There is not an appeals process for exemption of property tax due to a disability or poverty. (Providence)
It is illegal to wear transparent clothing. (Providence)
You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.(Providence)
It is illegal to drive down any street with beer in your car, even if it is unopened. (Scituate)