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Motoring Laws across the globe

The people in Japan are going to towards a huge change regarding driving cars, a law would be passed that would allow the drivers to use rear cameras instead off mirror while driving.

A news grabbed every driver’s attention last year was that Samsung Safety Truck was brought on road having front facing cameras and the video being projected on a wall behind the truck. The vehicles coming from behind were able to view the road ahead of truck and this made overtaking easy for the drivers.

The interesting news was the reason that Van Lease specialists started to sort out some motoring laws in the whole world that you would find quite strange.

Austria ha strict drive limits

The limit has been reduced to .01 for the individuals who have had their driving for less than 2 years, because Austria has a different approach towards drink-drive law.

Noise reduction rule in Britain

The latest tech vehicles these days have start/stop feature in them which allows the driver to switch off a car if t is stationary as it leads to low the fuel consumption. The law requires the car drivers to turn off their cars if they do not intend to move it rather than sitting in car with engine turned on.

The law is stated in The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986:

“The driver of a vehicle shall, when the vehicle is stationary, stop the action of any machinery attached to or forming part of the vehicle so far as may be necessary for the prevention of noise.”

You cannot stop car for pedestrians in China

It is a law in Beijing that the drivers should not stop their car for pedestrians crossing road, it is their duty to be safe and look both sides before crossing road.

Check your cars before driving in Denmark

The law states that the car should be checked properly for any kid hiding underneath the car before you take out your car for a ride in Denmark.

Wheel chocks are compulsory

The presence of two wheel chucks in a car at all times is legally required by law in Estonia.

France requires drivers to carry a kit

It is required by law to carry a breathalyzer kit in cars in France.

Germany’s autobahn has no speed limits

The greater part of Germany autobahn, the equivalent to motorway, has no speed limits and it is illegal to stop your car for any reason on these roads.

Hackney carriages requirements in Britain

Do you drive a Hackney carriage in Britain? According to the law, you should be carrying a bale of hay and a bag of oats with you at all times.

Italy’s zono traffic limitato areas

Few cities in Italy have areas which are known as ‘zono traffic limitato’. These areas can only be driven around only if you have a special permit, as this law is there to protect the country’s historical places.

Attitude of Japan towards splashing pedestrians

It is very likely that one gets splashed by water on road when a fast car passes by but in Japan, it is considered illegal to splash mud or water onto people walking on road.

Distance to be kept in Singapore

Drivers are now allowed to be within 50-meter range of a pedestrian or else one would be slapped by a heavy fine.

Windshield vipers are necessary

In Luxembourg, all cars must have windshield wipers even if a car does not have any windshield.

Manila’s strict rules about number plates

Does your number plate end in either a number 1 or 2? If it does, then you won’t be allowed to drive your car on Mondays in Manila.

Lights are always on in Norway

You are going against law if you are on road and your car’s lights are off even during day time in Norway.

The essential objects in Serbia

The law is simple, every car must have a two  bar and a 3 meter long rope at all times so that it can be used to help others on road.

Polished number plates in UK

As per the Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001, it is an offence to drive a vehicle that has a dirty number plate in the UK.

You can die of thirst and hunger

The motorists are not allowed to eat or drink while driving in Cyprus, even water is not allowed as per law. The car must be stopped at a some place if the driver wants to eat or drink.

Dirty cars not allowed on Roads in Russia

The dirty cars are at once fined if seen on roads in Russia, so you need to keep your clean before taking it on road.

South Africans encouraged to share the road with animals

You could be slapped with a hefty fine if you fail to slow or stop for passing herds of livestock when driving around South Africa.

Safety is priority in Turkey

You must carry a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit and a reflective triangle with you. Fail to do so and the police can fine you if you are on road in Turkey.

Jump out of the front seat if under the influence of alcohol

In Macedonia, individuals cannot sit in the front seats of cars if the influence of alcohol is apparent.

No women drivers in Saudi Arabia

You would never see any woman driver in Saudi Arabia, as the law prohibits them to drive any vehicle and this makes it the only country with such a law.

X-rated fashion discouraged when driving in Thailand

One cannot be topless, either man or woman, while driving a car, bike or tuk-tuk I Thailand.

Your parking could land you in trouble

Certain cities in Spain have a law whereby you must park your car on the side of the road where houses have uneven numbers during uneven days of the month.

You won’t be spared if you forget your glasses at home in Spain

If a driver is supposed to wear glasses prescribed by the doctor, then he must be carrying an extra pair in the car at all times.

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