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In Kansas, it is illegal to screech your tires. That’s a state law, but there are also local ordinances to back it up.

In Derby, Kansas, for example, it’s part of a standard traffic ordinance that any act which causes or creates “unnecessary rapid acceleration, unnecessary tire squeal, skid, smoke or slide upon acceleration or stopping including the casting of tread, gravel, dirt or other road surface materials from the tires” is illegal. Also any acts that “simulate a temporary race.”

The penalty is a fine up to $500 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days.

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