What are some weird driving laws in Massachusetts?

Let’s face it–every state has its fair share of strange laws. Some are clearly outdated, while others make you wonder why the law was even made in the first place. We put together a list of some of the weirdest driving-related laws in Massachusetts as well as some fun facts about driving and transportation.

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5 Strange driving laws in MA

  1. No gorillas are allowed in the back seat of a vehicle.
  2. The law does NOT require you stop for red lights unless they’re flashing.
  3. In Nahant, it’s illegal to excavate any city street.
  4. Taxi drivers are not allowed to make love in the front seat of their taxis while they’re on the clock.
  5. In Milford, people are prohibited from peeking inside the windows of cars.

Have you ever broken any of these Massachusetts laws?


Fun driving-related facts about Massachusetts

Here are some fun facts about driving and transportation in Massachusetts:

  • The first subway system in the U.S. was built in Boston in 1897.
  • The first mayor of Boston to have a car, James Michael Curley, used the plate number “576,” signifying the number of letters in each of his three names. The official car for the mayor of Boston still uses that same plate number to this date.
  • The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue is the only place across the globe where a boat can cruise under a train driving under a car that’s driving under a plane.
  • The first drivers’ licenses and registration plates in Massachusetts were issued beginning in June 1903.

Do you know of any other weird driving-related rules in Massachusetts? What about fun car-related facts about this New England state?