Law of the land

Its hardly suprising the road laws are so fcuked when we have laws like the ones below

The UK’s top 10 most ridiculous British laws were listed as:

  1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27%)

  2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down (7%)

  3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (6%)

  4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned(5%)

  5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter (4%)

  6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet (4%)

  7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen (3.5%)

  8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)

  9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour

  10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (2%)

I know the history about these ‘laws’ but this one I can confirm is not a law.

The act of using a police helmet (or hat as it originally was) is an act of chivalry. Back in the day a gentleman would offer a hat to a lady (pregnant of not) to urinate for modesty if a toilet was not available. Police used to wear hats in order to look like a gentleman as the population didn’t want a military feel to the first police officers.

To this day, it remains a tradition, rarely followed. Any lady would use facilities available and not ‘ruff’ it in a hat. Plus it takes a week to order a new lid and I’m not waiting for that.