9 of the strangest traffic rules in different countries of the world
9 of the strangest traffic rules in different countries of the world: Thurgau in Swiss had to surrender his license, although he only drank at home and did not drive. Abroad, there are also curious rules, as this list shows.
A 38-year-old from Thurgau celebrated the birth of his child at home with his colleague. They drank a lot of alcohol and became too loud, which is why the police showed up shortly after. They made the man from Thurgau take a breathalyzer test, which showed a level of 2.2 per mile.
Subsequently, the police reported this to the road traffic office, which then revoked the man’s driving license. This so-called precautionary revocation is now being hotly debated. A look abroad shows: There are also some absurd rules regarding road traffic there.
1- Italy imposes heavier fines for speeding at night In Italy, the fines for speeding violations between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. are about one-third higher than for the same offense during the day.
2- In Denmark, your car might be auctioned off, if you drive with more than two per mile of alcohol in your blood, it might be the last time with that car: by law, it can then be confiscated and auctioned off. Also, when getting into a car in Denmark, it’s mandatory to check if there are people underneath it.
3- Spain offers discounts for quickly paying fines In Spain, if you receive a traffic fine, it’s better to pay quickly: paying within 15 days can save you up to 50 percent.
4- Russians penalize dirty cars Obsession with cleanliness in Russia: Driving with an extremely dirty car can result in a fine.
5- No beer for the passenger In the USA, passengers are also not allowed to drink alcohol during the drive. This is because the “Open Container Law” prohibits open bottles in the interior of cars.
6- Fines for smoking when children are in the car In Greece, it costs a 1200 Euro fine to smoke in the car when children under twelve years old are also in the car.
7- Caution with Puddles in Japan In Japan, splashing pedestrians with mud and road dirt through your driving can result in punishment.
8- Right of way for animals in South Africa In South Africa, wild animals have the right of way: if you can’t avoid them in a nature reserve, you must wait until the lions, gazelles, or other wild animals are no longer on the road.
9- No low-rider style in Australia In Australia, it’s nationally prohibited to hold your arm out of a moving car. Risk of injury!
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