It’s no secret that the United States has some peculiar driving laws. Each state has its own set of guidelines and regulations for everything from animals in vehicles to driving blindfolded. But the U.S. is not the only country with unique driving customs. Check out these other interesting rules of the road from around the world.
In the United States, we’re used to moving accidents out of the way of traffic, but in Moscow, you actually have to stop where you are and wait for the police if an accident occurs. In addition, it’s illegal to drive a dirty car and to pick up hitchhikers
It is illegal in Thailand to drive without a shirt on, and this applies to women and men. This law also extends to bike riding and any other road vehicle.
Drivers in Japan frequently use their hazards to say thank you to other motorists. Blinking hazards is common after someone shows courtesy on the road. It is also illegal to splash other vehicles and pedestrians while driving through water in Japan.
4. South Africa
When driving on roads in South Africa, it’s common (and required) to have to stop for animals. Whether it be a rhinoceros or zebra herd that crosses your path, stopping your car and waiting safely inside is the law.
France takes drunk driving serioulsy. In order to crack down on drunk driving, a new law made it compulsory that drivers cary their own breathalysers in their vehicles. Failure to have one could cost you a hefty fine.
In Spain, anyone who wears glasses or correcting lenses while driving must keep a spare pair in their vehicle at all times. If a driver is caught driving without glasses, they can face a huge fine, especially if an accident occurs.
It’s always a good idea to research driving laws in the countries where you may be traveling. Not only is safety a concern, but you don’t want to be subject to fines or punishments for not knowing the rules! From all of us here at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there!