Are Truck Nuts Illegal In Alabama

Earl Hamilton
• Friday, 08 January, 2021
• 7 min read

Truck nuts hang strapped to the rear of an SUV Truck nuts, also called truck nut, are vehicular vanity accessories resembling a dangling scrotum. They are attached under the rear bumper or trailer hitch making them plainly visible to other vehicles behind.

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The truck nuts phenomenon existed in small numbers as custom-made scrotum sacks beginning in the 1980s. The earliest known commercial store-bought truck nuts appeared in the late 1990s but still remained a limited phenomenon.

The two men sold Trucks through the late 1990s and 2000s, competing both in the market and in private, exchanging angry phone calls and emails. This conflict escalated into public relations wars, social media conflicts, posts on review sites, blog attack posts, and finally leading to legal cease and desist orders.

In 2007, MarylandlegislatorLeRoy E. Myers Jr. proposed prohibiting motorists from “displaying anything resembling or depicting 'anatomically correct' or 'less than completely and opaquely covered' human or animal genitals, human buttocks or female breasts”. He said fake testicles were “vulgar and immoral,” and said his proposal was requested by an offended resident.

In Virginia in 2008, DelegateLionell Spill proposed Bill HE 1452 to prohibit truck owners from displaying or otherwise equipping their vehicles with devices resembling human genitalia. In April 2008, the Florida Senate voted for a $60 fine for displaying truck nuts, but it did not pass the House.

In 2011, a 65-year-old South Carolina woman was ticketed by the town's police chief for obscenity displaying truck nuts on her pickup. The case, originating in Bonnet, S.C. (population approximately 480), was pending jury trial on her $445 traffic ticket.

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^ Blair, Zachary, “Junk in the Trunk: A Queer Exploration of Truck Nut as Contemporary Material Culture,” paper presented at Queertopia, Northwestern University Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, 2009. “Balls Out: The Weird Story of the Great Truck Nuts War”.

“HE 1452 Display of offensive objects or devices; prohibited on any vehicle”. Virginia General Assembly Legislative Information System.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations apply to interstate trucking operations. Most states adopt, in part or in whole, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Intrastate commerce means any trade, traffic, or transportation beginning and ending within the boundaries of the State of Alabama. A truck company must report any significant accident immediately to local law enforcement, within twenty-four (24) hours to the Public Safety Commission if a death is involved or fifteen (15) days if no death is involved, and within thirty (30) days to the Alabama Director of Public Safety.

Alabama requires that all commercial motor vehicles traveling only within its borders display its legal company name, intrastate US DOT number followed by the designation “AL.” This information must be displayed on both sides of the truck. The Alabama Rules and Regulations apply to all commercial motor vehicles traveling within the state.

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Granted, most of these weird laws in Alabama are not enforced now, but they’re completely real. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life.

In Mobile, it's illegal to spit orange peels onto the sidewalk. Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death.

Well, there's a Halloween costume idea you can mark off your list. It's illegal to wear a fake mustache in church because it could cause laughter.

It's illegal to put an ice cream cone in your back pocket. In Lee County, it's illegal to sell peanuts after sundown on Wednesdays.

It's legal to drive down a one-way street the wrong way as long as you have a lantern attached to the front of your vehicle. It's sad a law has to be written because so many people lack basic common sense.

In Mobile, bathing in city fountains is not allowed. Well, I can honestly tell you right now, watching someone bathe in my city fountain isn't at the top of my to-do list.

Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State and has nearly 15 years of professional writing experience. She enjoys discovering new places and currently calls North Alabama home.

Lady Gaga wows with exuberant anthem at inauguration I laughed a little when I saw them at first, but while driving behind the truck I found myself mesmerized by those things bouncing around, and I couldn't keep my eyes off of them.

There are a lot of misspelled words and typos here but that can be fixed by asking a person you trust to edit for you. What is more important is that you seem to be developing your own writing voice, which is something all writers strive for.

Setting and description are as important as action in grounding a reader in the story. It's a common mistake for a writer to suddenly realize all their characters must be running around naked because there's no mention of what they are wearing.

You don't want to slow your action with a lot of detail, but small bits spread throughout make the story as a whole stronger. Gee, I'd bet that if a set of fake bull balls hanging from the bumper of a truck mesmerizes you, a spinning propeller in the Reese hitch would probably make you wreck.

Maybe you should spend some time on a farm looking at the real thing then you wouldn't be so fascinated by fake ones. You need to pay attention to driving, and not allow yourself to né distracted by a novelty item.

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