Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Weird And Wonderful Rules of The Road From Around The World

No matter which county you may live in there are laws or the road which must be taken seriously.
Most of the time, these laws are perfectly normal but on the odd occasion certain laws come to light which leave people asking the question “really?” .

1. Night time snacks

In Arkansas, it is illegal to use your horn in an area where cold drinks and sandwiches are sold after 9pm, whilst in Boomfield, Connecticut, it’s simply against the law to eat in your car.

2. Getting rid of bodily fluids

In Dublin, Georgia, it is illegal to spit out of the window from a car or a bus – if you’re driving a truck, though, feel free to.

3. Turn up the music! (or not)

If you’re a taxi driver in Finland, remember not to play music in your cab if you have a passenger present, otherwise you’ll have to pay royalty fees to the Finnish copyright society.

4. Do you drive on the left or right? Or both?

One of the weirdest rules of the road is in Bangkok, as when you’re driving down a one way road, you have make sure that you’re driving in the right direction.
Seems easy, right?
Not when the direction of the road changes at certain hours of the day!

5. I did not have sexual relations with that motor vehicle

Truthfully, no-one actually knows the full, in-depth description on the following law, so just be sure not to molest a car if you’re a resident of Clinton, Okla.

6. There’s a spot! Oh, wait…

In Japan, it is illegal to park at the side of the road almost everywhere.

7. ‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello

In France, it is illegal to take a picture of a policeman or a police car, even if either one is just slightly visible in the background.

8. Emmeline Pankhurst will be turning in her grave

Think women have equal rights?  Think again, as in Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive a car.

9. Dressing up for driving

And just to make sure there’s a little decorum added to the car driving process, in Thailand, all drivers must wear a shirt when in control of a vehicle.

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