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Q: In the state of pennsylvania can you drive your car in a tshirt and underwear or tshirt and thong?

Me and college friends were discussing wether a person can wear there underwear while driving there car or would this be considered lewdness or indecent exposure of any kind. The arguments were if your sitting in your car and they cant see you from the waste down is it illegal? Then the question became as long as your private area is covered would it matter if you were in the car or not? Though it may be frowned upon is it illegal? And because we arent sure where they draw the line between lewdness and indecent exposure, or just frowned on for being a weirdo. Please answer elaborately so we can see which of us was right.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Generally, it would depend on the situation. A traffic stop is for violation of the traffic laws. Assuming you entered your car in a garage and never exited the car in public it would not be indecent exposure. If you wore a bathrobe over it I don't see an issue.

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