In Japan, the drivers are moving ahead for a major change that is by favoring a law that would allow the drivers to use cameras instead of rear mirrors while driving.
It is not the first time that auto enthusiasts got excited by the news of using cameras. Last year, a Samsung Safety Truck was brought on road with a wireless front-facing camera. The device was connected to a video wall behind the truck that enabled the drivers to view the road ahead before overtaking the truck.
The news actually led the Long Term Van Hire specialist to sort out the most interesting motoring laws in the whole world and here are some they found:
The drink-drive laws are approached in a different way in Austria. The driving limit is set at .01 for the ones who have had their license for less than two years.
New vehicles these days have this new tech feature of start/stop to save fuel when the vehicle is stationary. The drivers need to switch of their cars when it is not moving according to a law in Britain.
The law is stated in The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 as:
“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.”
In Beijing, it is illegal for a driver to stop for pedestrians crossing road while they are crossing a road, so looking both ways before crossing road is very important to people living there.
It is a law to check the car properly if there is any kid hiding under the car before taking it out for a ride.
The drivers need to keep two wheel chucks all the time in their cars as it is legally required.
In France, all drivers must carry breathalyzer kit with them in their vehicle.
In Germany, there is no speed limit on autobahn, equivalent to country’s motorway. The drivers are not allowed to stop or slow down on such roads.
If you own a Hackney carriage in Britain, then you are bound by law to carry a bale of hay and a bag of oats at all times.
Zono traffic limitato areas in Italy
Few cities in Italy have some areas that are referred to as ‘zono traffic limitato’. Individuals having special permit are allowed to drive in those areas as this law is to protect historical sites over there.
If you are on road and you splash mud or water onto a pedestrian, it will be considered a criminal offense and you will be fined.
It is illegal to be within 50-meters of pedestrians when you are driving in Singapore.
If your car’s number ends at 1 or 2, then you will not be allowed to take your ride on road on Monday.
In Norway, you must drive your car with lights on even during day time because it is illegal to switch off lights when you are on road at any time in a day and the same law applies across all Scandinavia.
All motorists are required to carry a two bar and at least a 3 meter long rope so that you can help a driver whose car breaks down.
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.
If you are riding a dirt car in Russia, then the probability of being fined gets quite high because it is not allowed to take a dirty car on road.
One could be heavily fined if he does not slow down to let the herd of livestock pass while he is on road in South Africa.
If you go for a drive in Turkey, you must ensure that you have a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit and a reflective triangle with you. Fail to do so and the police can fine you.