Why is it Illegal in Indiana and Illinois to Sell a Car on Sunday?
This law is a bizarre one. Have you ever noticed that on Sundays in Indiana or Illinois, there's no car dealerships open? Well I was curious, and found out why!
It has to do with Blue Laws. Blue Laws are basically laws that forbid certain secular activities on Sunday. For instance, the same laws that are why we can't buy alcohol in stores on Sundays. Most Blue Laws have now been repealed, the only ones that still remain are typically the selling of cars and alcohol.
Fun fact, Indiana is the only state in the country that bans beer, wine and liquor on Sundays (source).
Now while these laws do seem a bit outdated, I did a bit more research, and found a lot of the reason we've kept the no car sales on Sunday law, is because it gives car dealership employees a day off, where they don't have to worry about the competition. You can read more about this, here.
So what do you think about this law? Is it silly and outdated? Or is it a good chance to give employees a bit of a break?
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