Traveling to various cities can be fun and adventurous, but sometimes the excitement can make you pay higher for your less knowledge about the various rules for that particular place/city. Have you ever been caught for using GPS while driving in an unknown city or for not carrying an extra pair of glasses with you in the car? Don’t be surprised because there are many more strange laws that could make you scratch your head in surprise. Here is the list of some bizarre driving laws in different parts of the world that you need to follow strictly whether you like them or not.
- Sweden’s 24-Hours Headlight Law: While driving a car in Sweden, it is mandatory to switch on the headlights even if you are in the broad daylight. Following the law is important as might be charged a fine if you are caught.
- Drink & Drive in Costa Rica: While other countries urge their drivers to don’t drink while driving, a law in Costa Rica asks people to drink a beer before starting their journey. It is strange but can be good for those who love beer!
- No Shirtless Driving Law of Thailand: So if you are driving just after the party and are too tired that you feel like taking your shirt off, then probably you are inviting the cops to charge you for the same as it is considered to be a punishable offense.
- Don’t Raise a Hand in Russia: What if you met an old friend of yours while driving? You’ll definitely raise your hand to say hello to him/her. But unfortunately you can be fined as it is an illegal act and can’t be done in the country.
- The Car Number Plate Law in Philippines: There is a law in Philippines that says you cannot take your car on a high traffic road if your car’s number plate ends with 1 or 2. There is no other option other than getting a new number instead.
- You Can’t Drive to a Historical Site in Italy: While you are planning to pay a visit to a local historical site in Italy, do not take your car along unless and until you have a permit for the same. You could be charged heavily if you are caught.
- Drive Faster or Pay a fine in USA: This might sound abrupt, but it is actually true. You cannot drive slowly in the country else a cop will follow you to charge a fine. Take a control on your speed or pay for your slow driving skills.
- Clean Your Car Before Taking it on the Road: A dirty car on the road in Russia makes you eligible for a fine of $55. You cannot afford to take the dust along or else you’ll be charged for the same.
- Check under the Car before Leaving in Denmark: A law in Denmark says that, before setting on for your destination, it’s compulsory to check under your car for people. Doing so can help you from getting fined or even arrested. So, check before you leave.
- Female Drivers Can’t drive in a Gown: A law in California has been regulated for women that states that they cannot drive while wearing a gown. Consider taking a taxi while you are going to a party, next time or carry a dress to be worn after your driving.
Though there are many more strange and weird laws in many countries, so it is advised to read the travel tips before driving at a new place.