5 Things You Can No Longer Do in 2011

Sorry, K2 addicts...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2011 9:15 AM CST
This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo shows a package of K2 , a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals.   (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)

(Newser) – As we rang in the new year, we also rang in about 31,000 new state laws. The Week rounds up five you should know about:

  • In California: If you were planning on, say, creating a fake Facebook profile for your mortal enemy, think again. Impersonating someone online is now illegal.
  • In Illinois: If K2 is your drug of choice, tough luck. The recreational drug, similar to marijuana, has been banned.

  • In New York: If you’re driving past a parked emergency vehicle with sirens and lights on, you better move into the next lane if it’s safe to do so. For that matter, you’ll need to change lanes in most of the country—New York is the 48th state to enact this law.
Click for the complete list, which includes, not surprisingly, a law about texting while driving.

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