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Wacky road laws to adhere to while traveling for business

Friday, September 21, 2012 10:55:15 AM

Business travel car rental can make it easy to get from place to place while traveling for business, but driving in unfamiliar territory can have negative consequences if you aren't familiar with local laws. Sure, you are probably not planning on driving without a seatbelt, going over the speed limit or texting while driving - but are you aware of these weird state road laws?

If you're tired from meetings and business luncheons, you may be looking forward to a little shut-eye. If you're traveling near Eureka, California, you'll want to be sure to book a hotel room.

"No matter how luxuriously comfortable that divided highway may look, it is illegal in Eureka, California, to use a road as a bed," states the Department of Motor Vehicles.

In certain parts of the country, it's important to make sure you don't hit the road hungry: You might be tempted to break the law. For example, it's illegal to hunt out the window of your car in Connecticut, and transporting dead poultry (including fast food chicken meals) is illegal along Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas, reported the source.

Don't get stressed out by your lazy co-worker or overbearing boss while you're traveling in Maryland - it might cost you. If you swear in your car while driving in Rockville, Maryland, it is considered a misdemeanor.

Lastly, and most importantly, your boss may want to consider sending you to West Virginia for business more often - your company could save on business travel expenditures! In this state, hefty dinner bills need not be a concern - it is perfectly legal to savor the delicacies of roadkill, the DMV reported.

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