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Strange driving laws around the world
  • The next time you’re in Belarus, be sure to keep your car clean as driving a dirty one is against the law.
  • In France, although the law imposing an 11 euro fine has been postponed indefinitely, you are legally required to carry an unused  self-test breathalyser in your vehicle.
  • Expect spot checks of your GPS system in Germany. Police check to see whether it has been set up to alert drivers to where  speed cameras are - if it is you’ll be asked to turn it off.
  • In Cyprus, you are not allowed to eat or drink anything while driving – the “no drinking and driving rule” doesn’t just apply to alcohol, but soft drinks too.
  • In Italy, you will be fined for driving into a historic zone, or Zone Traffico Limitato (ZTL), without the correct permit.

  • If you require prescription glasses to drive, you'd better ensure you have a spare pair in your car next time you’re driving in Spain, otherwise you are breaking the law.
  • You can be given a ticket for driving too slowly in the USA.
  • It is strictly taboo to drive without a shirt in Thailand, and doing so could result in a fine.

  • In Denmark, it’s compulsory to check under your car for people before setting off on your journey

  • Traffic in Manila, Philippines, is so bad that you are not allowed to drive your car on certain weekdays. Registration plates ending in a 1 or 2 are banned on Mondays, 3 or 4 Tuesdays, 5 or 6 Wednesdays, 7 or 8 Thursdays and 9 or 0 Fridays.
  • In California, it is illegal for female motorists to wear a dressing gown behind the wheel.