How To Steer Clear Of Trouble While On The Road Abroad: The Most Unusual Driving Laws Around The World

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  • Splashing a pedestrian with a car is illegal in both the UK and Japan
  • In Russia you will be issued a £26 fine on the spot if you drive a dirty car  
  • Women in Saudi Arabia who drive face a punishment of up to ten lashes

Don’t drive in Saudi Arabia if you’re a woman, ensure you wash your car in Russia and let the animals cross the road in South Africa.

These are just three of the unusual driving laws in play around the world in countries including Britain, Finland and even Japan, an infographic has revealed.

Steering clear of trouble while driving abroad could prove tricky – and expensive – for travellers not familiar with the lesser-known laws, but this guide will help keep the police at bay.

Splashing a pedestrian with a car is illegal in both the UK and Japan, however they have very different ways of dealing with drivers who've done this

The infographic, which was created by vehicle dealers Carwow, has compiled the laws from 25 countries.

In Russia, you will be issued a $38 (£26) fine on the spot if you drive a dirty car, and in Spain, a $225 (£157) charge if you’re behind the wheel wearing flip-flops, high-heels, backless shoes or even if you’re barefooted.

Splashing a pedestrian with your car is illegal in both the UK and Japan, however they have very different ways of dealing with the driver.

In Japan, those who break this driving law will be fined $60 (£41) – and in the UK, the driver will be summoned to appear in court.

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Also in the UK, the law states it is illegal to urinate in public unless you’re by the rear wheel of your car and touching it. If you’re not you’re likely to be hit with a public indecency charge.

In Finland, a driver who has an accident involving a large animal and does not report it will be issued a fine based on their income
In Finland, a driver who has an accident involving a large animal and does not report it will be issued a fine based on their income

 

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Originally posted 2016-02-06 07:56:40.

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