In Bay Lake, OH it was reportedly once illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road. Some websites claim this law is still on the books, but according to the Westlake & Bay Village Observer, this law is no longer, because now farm animals are prohibited in Bay Village.
It’s a pretty specific law, but the Westlake & Bay Village Observer claims it was in place because early farmers held up traffic walking their cows down the road, and it became a problem in the village.
But there are conflicting reports about this law. For example,
says the municipality actually has an ordinance preventing anyone from walking, jogging or running along Lake and nine other roads—which means whether it’s with your child or your cow or by yourself, you can’t disrupt traffic by walking down those roads.
In Canton, OH, it’s illegal to drive a Power Wheels car down the street. So if you live there and your child is playing with a Power Wheels, make sure you stay in a yard or driveway.
The law actually extends beyond play cars. It actually states that you cannot use roller skates or ride "in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, skateboard or similar device shall go on any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk," according to CantonRep.com.
Don’t run out of gas
If you are driving in Youngstown, OH, apparently you need to really pay attention to how much
you have left in your vehicle—not only because you could find yourself stranded, but also because it’s reportedly illegal to run out of gas in certain areas.
CantonRep.com reports this law only pertains to a congested district bounded by Chestnut, Walnut, Boardman, and Commerce streets.
Honking your horn
Here’s a law that applies to the whole state of Ohio. Apparently, a driver is required to honk his or her horn when passing another driver in the same direction.
Reportedly though, most Ohioans break this law, or else you’d hear constant beeping while driving in that state. Still, it’s good to know about this law if you don’t live in Ohio and want to be on the safe side by following all the laws while driving there.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle is an insurance writer with over 15 years of experience writing and editing content in a variety of industries, including insurance and personal finance. Lisa specializes in taking deep dives into make and model-specific content that helps car owners and buyers make solid money-saving choices. Lisa has written over 350 articles for Jerry on topics including electric vehicles to classic cars. Before joining Jerry, Lisa worked in various aspects of the printing industry as a content writer, developer, and editor and earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Lycoming College.