Dumb Laws – V

By Jab

Dumb Laws by Letter State — A C D F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W

Vermont | Virgina


  • Whistling underwater is illegal
  • It is illegal to deny the existence of God.
  • At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
  • Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • Barre– All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.


  • Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
  • It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays. (Repealed)
  • You cannot sell lettuce on Sunday, but you can sell beer, wine etc. (Repealed)
  • There is a state law prohibiting “corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates.”
  • You may not work on Sunday. (Repealed)
  • It is illegal to spit on sidewalk.
  • If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.
  • You may not have oral or anal sex.
  • Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited. (Repealed)
  • Police radar detectors are illegal.
  • Citizens must honk their horn while passing other cars.
  • Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  • It is illegal to tickle women.
  • You cannot buy hardware of any kind on Sunday. (Passed in 1975, repealed in 1977)
  • Culpeper — No one may wash a mule on the sidewalk.
  • Dayton — A person of color may not be oustide or within the city limits after 7 pm.
  • Lebanon — It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
  • Norfolk — Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated.
  • A man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman’s derriere.
  • Women must wear a corsette after sundown and be in the company of male chaperone.
  • Richmond — It is illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for a coffee.
  • Stafford County — It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps so long as it is before 8:00 pm.
  • Victoria — It is illegal to skate down the sidewalk of Main Street.
  • Virginia Beach — If you are drunk and not driving your car, and the person who is driving the car is drunk as well, you may both receive DUI’s.
  • It is illegal for a person to ride on the handlebars of a bike.
  • It is illegal to use profanity on Atlantic Avenue or the boardwalk.
  • It is also unlawful to drive by the same place within 30 minutes on Atlantic Avenue.
  • Waynesboro — It is illegal for a woman to drive a car up Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag.