Weird laws remain on the books in NJ

Rules, laws… there’s thousands of them. Many of them 100 years old, outdated, and simply just don't make sense. Several laws from Federal, State and County, and Township's are all still in place throughout New Jersey.

Multiple towns around New Jersey have very specific laws that remain on the books, and some may not even know about, unless you live there.  

In Raritan, for example, you can’t curse. But, one Raritan cop told Chasing he'd never seen a single person written up for spitting or cursing.

Also, you can't make any "unnecessary or disturbing noise which either annoys, injures, or endangers the comfort repose health or safety of others,” and that's just one town.

In Bernards Township, frowning is frowned upon, to the point where there’s an ordinance against it.

“That’s the way you got to express yourself, right? There’s nothing you can smile about all the time,” one resident stated.

What about Caldwell? All good – unless you wear shorts on Main Street or, God forbid, engage in a little dancing. That’s right: no dancing on the main drag.
 
In Trenton, it’s illegal to eat pickles on Sunday or throw tainted ones in the street. Hard to say what happens if you throw a good one.

It's well-known that old laws and ordinances tend to stay on the books for years beyond their use.

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