Friday, October 21, 2005

If you were planning on escaping from the bad guys

using your special, super-hero getaway vehicle, equipped with special escape-from-villains technology, steer clear of North Carolina. They take a dim view of such shenanigans.

North Carolina General Statutes, chapter 20.
§ 20 136. Smoke screens.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive, operate, equip or be in the possession of any automobile or other motor vehicle containing, or in any manner provided with, a mechanical machine or device designed, used or capable of being used for the purpose of discharging, creating or causing, in any manner, to be discharged or emitted, either from itself or from the automobile or other motor vehicle to which attached, any unusual amount of smoke, gas or other substance not necessary to the actual propulsion, care and keep of said vehicle. . . .

5 comments:

Katie said...

"from itself or from the automobile or other motor vehicle to which attached" - like siamese twin cars? that's illegal? or can you have siamese cars as long as they don't emit smoke?

Amstaff Mom said...

Somebody should have told my husband this after he ate my grandmother's black beans. AND THEN LOCKED THE WINDOWS AND I COULDN'T ROLL THEM DOWN.

meanie.

Deals On Wheels said...

Does that mean that Gypsy and I cannot ride through N. Carolina on one of those neat motorcycles with the attached side-cart?

Because, you know, we were planning on doing that...

JLR said...

deals: you can, unless gypsy has some special capabilities we don't know about.

AM: um, thanks for sharing?

katie: Maybe it's like a bicycle built for two, but with a motor?

steve said...

that breaks my heart... I want to emit smoke