One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.

31-15-4 Overtaking on left. The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations, exceptions, and special rules stated in this section: (1) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall give a timely, audible signal and shall pass […]

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Impersonating a town sealer, auctioneer, corder of wood, or a fence-viewer is against the law.

TITLE 11 Criminal Offenses CHAPTER 11-14 False Personation SECTION 11-14-2 § 11-14-2 Impersonation of town sealer, auctioneer, corder, or fence-viewer. Every person who shall falsely assume or pretend to be a town sealer of weights and measures, auctioneer, corder of wood, or fence-viewer, and shall act as such, shall be fined not less than twenty […]

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Ropes may not be strung across a highway.

TITLE 11 Criminal Offenses CHAPTER 11-22 Highways SECTION 11-22-15 § 11-22-15 Wire strung across highways. No wire shall be strung across a highway less than fourteen (14) feet above the surface of the highway. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined […]

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Cap guns are illegal.

Picture thanks to: skand TITLE 11 Criminal Offenses CHAPTER 11-13 Explosives and Fireworks SECTION 11-13-4 § 11-13-4 Toy canes or devices for firing blanks. No person or persons shall sell, expose for sale, possess with intent to sell or use, or discharge or use, within this state, any repeating toy cane for discharging any explosive, […]

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Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.

TITLE 41 Sports, Racing, and Athletics CHAPTER 41-6 Athletic Games on Sunday SECTION 41-6-3 § 41-6-3 Professional games permissible by license. Professional athletic games, except ice polo and hockey, may be played and held in any city or town on the first day of the week under a license therefor issued by the licensing authorities […]

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Rhode Island recently applied to the US Government to make all the coastal waters of Rhode Island a “No Discharge Zone”.

The ostensible purpose was to prohibit the discharge of sewage by boats into the state’s waters. However, discharge of raw sewage into the state waters was already illegal. What the “No Discharge Zone” actually did was make it illegal to discharge TREATED sewage from a boat into state waters. What now happens is that boats […]

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