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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 04:20 AM

Is it time for auto dealership blue laws to hit the road?

Sean Willeford remembers going into stores on Sundays and seeing covers draped over tools, knives and other items that couldn't be bought that day.

Those covers -- and the blue laws that prevented certain purchases on Sundays -- are long gone for the most part.

But Willeford and others are frustrated by one of the few remaining restrictions -- the ban on car dealerships being open on both Saturday and Sunday.

"From a societal standpoint, it's ludicrous," said Willeford, 43, of Arlington, who was shopping for cars recently. "I can buy almost anything I want on a Sunday except for a car. It's really an inconvenience more than anything."

A state lawmaker proposed changing the law to retire the aging requirement that car dealerships keep their doors closed one day each weekend.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/03/03/4655951/is-it-time-for-auto-dealership.html#storylink=cpy

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