28 Fascinating Laws and Acts Passed By Governments Worldwide That Will Surprise You

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26MV Safety Act

MV Safety Act

Seatbelts in cars first surfaced around 1950-55 (Model T was first widely available car in 1908). It wasn't until 1966 that the US Congress passed National Traffic and MV Safety Act which made manufacturers comply with safety standards. New York was the first state to enact a seatbelt requirement in 1984.

27. The Contagious Diseases Act in the mid-late 1860s allowed police to detain and inspect any woman they thought might have an STD, leading to many innocent women being inspected.

28. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act (Pub.L. 90–363, 82 Stat. 250) is an Act of Congress that amended the federal holiday provisions of the United States Code to establish the observance of certain holidays on Mondays (including Memorial Day, formerly May 30th). It was signed on 6/28/1968 and was effective from 1/1/1971.

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