Basically, any tool that can be used for digging, cutting brushes, hammering, prying or open things can be carried in your vehicle. It only becomes a weapon when you tell the officer that is why you are carrying it with you.
2. A hatchet
3. A machete
4. A length of chain
5. A ball peen hammer
6. An engineer’s hammer (A small sledgehammer)
7. An oil can spout (A particularly nasty weapon)
8. A sickle
9. A crowbar
10. An entrenching tool (A small, folding military style shovel)
I was advised by a friend who comes from a long line of police that the best thing to have in your car is one of the large Maglite flashlights that take the D cell batteries. In addition to being an effective, compact weapon and light, it’s the same thing a lot of cops carry with them, on and off duty, and the same thing they put in their family members’ car for emergencies.
Pepper spray is legal in many states for people to carry over 18 or under with parents permission. Since each state has different laws call your local police station and asked them.