As if remembering to drive on the right side wasn't hard enough, there are some bizarre driving rules from across the globe that will truly leave you scratching your head. So, without further ado, here are six among many weird-driving laws from around the world.
Many of them do it, but little do they know
In Malaysia, jaywalkers can be fined! Charged under Section 45 of the Road Transport Act 1999, the law states that a pedestrian is required to use a bridge or zebra crossing if either one or both is present within a 100 metre radius of where they intend to cross. Failure to do so may result in a maximum fine for the offense of jaywalking is capped at RM500. Also, it’s forbidden to use the emergency lane even when the traffic is jammed packed. *Ahem, Diarrhea is not an emergency permitted to use the emergency lane.
A dirty car?
You’ll be fined if you are feeling lazy to clean your car in Russia and still want to drive, be ready to be fined up to 2,000 rubles (RM127.60)
Don't you ever turn your car's headlights off!
This may sound absurd or strange to many, but in Sweden it's necessary to keep your headlights on 24 hours a day. We understand that it's required for places as cold as Sweden during winter, but you cannot turn your car's lights off even if it's June and the weather looks bright enough.
Have a Beer While Driving in Costa Rica?
In Costa Rica, you can drink an alcoholic beverage while driving — as long as you don’t get drunk. Sipping a beer with one hand and navigating through the windy and treacherous roads of Costa Rica with the other? Totally legal. However, driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.75 percent? You’re going to jail. Of course, we’ll stick to water while we’re behind the wheel, thanks!
Don’t Run Out of Gas on Germany’s Autobahn
Make sure you have enough fuel in your tank to accommodate your inner speed demon on the world-famous Autobahn. If you run out of gas and have to pull over, you’re breaking the law. It’s illegal to stop unnecessarily on the Autobahn, and running out of fuel is considered unnecessary, as it could have been avoided. To prevent things from going horribly wrong on a road trip in a foreign country, make sure to look up on their traffic laws beforehand. Auf wiedersehen!