So You Think Some Traffic Laws Are Nuts?

December 29th, 2016

Yes, there are plenty of traffic laws in certain areas that don’t make much sense. Here, though, we present a collection of traffic laws from other parts of the world that are just bizarre:

--In Thailand, the law states that no driver, male or female, shall ever drive without a shirt.Auto Repair Boulder, CO

--In South Africa, “the driver of a vehicle on a public road shall stop such vehicle at the request or on the signal of a person leading or driving any bovine animal, horse, ass, mule, sheep, goat, pig, or ostrich on such road.” Or face a $500 fine.

--Splashing a pedestrian with water is illegal in Japan.

--In Montana, you can forget about driving with a sheep in the truck unless the sheep has a chaperone... and the state of Alabama had the presence of mind to make it illegal to drive while blindfolded.

--On the island of Cyprus, it’s illegal to raise a hand from the steering wheel. No waving at anyone, no eating or drinking anything while you drive.

--Danish drivers are required to check under the car before starting it…just in case anyone is sleeping under there.

--In Spain, if you need glasses to drive, you’re required to keep a spare pair of glasses in the vehicle at all times.

--In Singapore, it’s illegal to ever come within 50 meters of a pedestrian. 50 meters equals about 162 feet. Good luck with that.

So, do you still think there are some weird traffic laws in your locale??

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