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The Strangest Driving Laws Around the World

  • In Saudi Arabia women arenít allowed to get behind the wheel - ever. In fact, itís the only country in the world that still enforces this law. This is despite the fact that women now make up 13% of the nationís native workforce, and the fact that young male children are often seen driving.
 
  • If youíre cruising around Cyprus donít munch on a burger or sip on a soft drink as it could cost you a US $130 fine.
 
  • France may be famous for its wine but if youíre planning on drinking a glass before driving home, youíll need to carry your own breathalyser kit. Enforcement is pretty lapse however the rule does exist!
 
  • Got a messy car? You may want to give it a spring clean if youíre heading to Russia as driving dirty can result in being issued with a US $62 fine.
 
  • Keep a close eye on your fuel gauge when driving on Germanyís Autobahn as running your tank down to zero is against the law!
 
  • In Sweden drivers are supposed to keep their headlights on 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Even in the summer months when the sun barely sets!
 
  • If you wear prescription glasses while driving in Spain be sure to carry around a spare pair in the glove box. Otherwise you could risk a fine or driving penalty.
 
  • The Japanese are adamant about keeping their roads safe and enforce a law which makes it illegal for sober drivers to ride with drunk drivers.
 
  • It may seem obvious but apparently Alabama needs to spell it out Ė thereís a rule which states: Donít drive blindfolded!
 
  • Youíre not supposed to drink and drive anywhere however in Costa Rica a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.75% will get you a one way ticket to jail.
 
  • Donít set off in Denmark unless youíve checked that thereís no one underneath your car.
 
  • Travelling with a pooch? In Alaska itís illegal to tether a dog to the roof of your car. Weíre not sure who would want to though!
 
  • If you happen to live in Florida and own an elephant, be prepared to fork out for parking!
  Whatís the weirdest road traffic law youíve encountered while renting a car abroad? We want to hear about it!