10 Bizarre British Laws You May Have Broken

According to new research, the majority of Brits have previously broken the law many times without knowing it.

Some are more modern and well-known than others, with drunk driving and theft being among the most common broken laws.

While most of us behave fairly well in our daily lives and try to avoid breaking the law, new research suggests that the majority of Brits are doing so lawbreaker.

Many have already broken the law without realizing it, from getting drunk in a public place or in a pub to flying a kite.

But now legal experts out Schmidt and Clark have taken a look at the most bizarre laws in Britain.

The Argos:

The 10 most bizarre laws in Britain

1. Handling of salmon in suspicious circumstances (Salmon Act, 1986)

The law was created to prevent illegal activity in the salmon business. This law prohibits any suspicious circumstances in handling this particular species.

2. Shake Your Carpet in the Street (Metropolitan Police Act, 1839)

It is illegal to shake mats, rugs and rugs in the street, with the exception of doormats, which can be hit or shaken, but only before 8am

3. Flying a kite in a public place (Metropolitan Police Act, 1839)

To avoid harassment and danger to people in public places, one of the most popular summer pastimes could technically land you in trouble with the police.

4. Carrying wooden boards down a sidewalk (Metropolitan Police Act, 1839)

Since the Middle Ages, it has been forbidden to carry planks on the pavement unless you intend to load them onto or off a vehicle. These include barrels, wheels, ladders and poles.

5. Skidding on icy roads (Metropolitan Police Act, 1839)

Because it is considered very dangerous, the 1839 Act still prohibits sliding on snowy and icy roads.

The Argos:

6. Aggressive honking (StVO)

Everyone loses patience in traffic, but according to this rule, honking your horn should only be used to let others know you are there, not to express displeasure or anger from other road users.

7. Dressing up as a police officer or member of the armed forces (Seamen’s and Soldiers’ False Characters Act, 1906 and Police Act, 1996)

To avoid public confusion, it is illegal to falsely impersonate a police officer or army officer. However, that also means that all those cute Halloween costumes that kids wear every year are against the law.

8. It is not wise to ask a friend for change – Vagrancy Act, 1824

Asking a friend for the extra money is considered illegal begging.

9. Being drunk in a public place or pub (Metropolitan Act, 1839)

Under the Metropolitan Act 1839, tavern owners are not permitted to allow intoxication on their property.

Thereafter, the Licensing Act 1872 states that a person who is intoxicated on a highway or in a public place commits an offence. In 1988 the Licensing (Amendment) Act covered all pubs and clubs and private homes if alcohol was sold there.

Then the Licensing Act 2003 proclaimed that serving alcohol to someone who is already under the influence of alcohol, as well as buying alcohol for someone who is already intoxicated, is illegal. Fortunately, none of these laws are strictly observed by anyone.

10. Turning a stamp upside down (Treason Felony Act, 1848)

This is actually a myth, or rather a misinterpretation of a law stating that committing acts with intent to depose the reigning monarch would be considered treason. So, no, you will not be arrested and your letter will be posted even with a stamp posted the wrong way round.

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