Driving abroad: Weird laws of the road

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It's not just driving on the right hand side of the road that you might need to consider when driving abroad. Many countries have their own rules, customs and even dress codes for road users - and some of them are downright strange.

The AA advises all drivers to make sure they know the rules of the road in the countries they're visiting, and these are constantly being updated, so do keep an eye out. Did you know, for example, that France has recently introduced a compulsory law which means you have to carry a breathalyser in your car? Or that in Spain you can be fined on the spot for not using your indicators on a motorway when overtaking?

While some laws are very sensible, others are a little harder to comprehend. TravelSupermarketrecently devised a list of the most unusual rules of foreign roads. And, as we wouldn't want you to get caught out driving topless in Thailand or being arrested for driving a dirty car in Belarus, we've selected our faves in the slideshow below. Don't dare drive on your next holiday without reading this first!

Strange driving laws around the world

Strange driving laws around the world


If you know an 'unwritten', offbeat rule of the road in somewhere else, tell us about it below and we'll pass it on!


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