If you've ever driven in a foreign country (or even in another state), you're probably unaware of all the area's traffic laws, even the strange ones. We've compiled some very bizarre driving laws; check them out!
- In Thailand, it is illegal for men to drive topless. They can be fined up to 500 of their currency.
- In Russia, you can be fined for driving a filthy car.
- In Australia, it is illegal for motorists to stick their arms and hands out the window unless it is to signal to other drivers.
- It is against the law to drive and smoke a cigarette in Greece.
- In Spain, you can be fined for wearing flip-flops to drive.
- You can be fined if you accidentally splash through rainwater or mud on a pedestrian when driving in Japan.
- Driving with headlights on is required 24/7 in Sweden and other parts of Scandinavia. This is probably due to the very few daylight hours in the winter.
- In South Africa, you will be fined up to $500 if you do not slow or stop for livestock that needs to pass.
- In Costa Rica, drinking and driving is legal - yikes, you heard that right. We definitely don't condone this.
- In Bulgaria, drivers have to have a fire extinguisher stored in their cars at all times.
- In the Philippines, the last number of your license plates determines when you can or cannot drive. It is illegal to drive on Mondays if it ends in a 1 or 2. On Tuesday, it's 3 and 4. On Wednesday, it's 5 and 6. Thursday, 7 and 8. Finally, on Friday, it's 9 and 0.
Even if you're not planning to do some foreign travel or driving any time soon, these are fun (and bizarre) facts to have in your back pocket.
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