are the laws which govern traffic and regulate cars and vehicles to offer a better combination of travel safety and efficiency. Traffic rules and regulations are developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic.
All the countries of the world have different sets of traffic rules. Some of these rules and regulation can be sometime strange. The following is the list of such strange and weird traffic rules: Unusual traffic regulations from around the world
- In downtown Ottawa if you ride a horse into town and tie it up in front of the Chateau Laurier (a 5 Star Hotel). A 100 year old bylaw is still on the books that Hotel Staff must feed and water the horse for you while you are in the hotel.
- Many of Bangkok's one-way roads change their direction at certain hours of the day.
- In traffic-heavy Manila, vehicles with license plates ending with the numbers 1 or 2 are forbidden from operating on city roads on Mondays between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Taxi drivers in Finland must pay royalty fees to the Finnish Copyright Society if they play music in cars while transporting paying customers.
- It is illegal to park on the side of the road almost everywhere in Japan.
- Taxis in Australia must carry a bale of hay in the trunk.
- In Switzerland, washing cars on Sunday is frowned upon.
- South Korean drivers cannot turn left except at certain intersections where indicated.
- In the UK, it is legal for a male to urinate in public, provided it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
- Rental cars have been banned in order to control road traffic in Bermuda.
- In certain areas of Shanghai, it is illegal for drivers to honk their horns.
- In Switzerland pedestrians must use zebra crossings to cross the road unless there isn’t one within 50 metres.
- Again, in Switzerland, you can be fined for speeding when actually not exceeding the indicated speed limit if conditions are not suitable.
- Under Article 11 of South Korea’s Traffic Law, a blind person can only walk with a white wand while on the streets.
- In South Korea, traffic police are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists.
- In the UK, it is illegal for taxi drivers to carry rabid dogs or corpses and by law they must ask all passengers if they have small pox or the plague.
- In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
- In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.
- In Ontario, Canada the speed limit is 80 km/h for cars, but bicyclists have the right of way.