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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 29th October 2018

10 Crazy Driving Laws From Around the World

If you think some of our motoring rules and regulations are pointless, in Moscow you could be fined for having a dirty car!

The thought of driving abroad scares the living daylights out of many of us as driving in another country is a stressful and interesting experience at the best of times, especially when you’re on the left-hand side of the car driving on the right side of the road! But are you aware of the motoring laws from other countries? Scrapcarcomparison.co.uk undertook research that looked at some of the interesting – if not bizarre – laws that could see you in court, resulting in fines or even prison including cleaning your car with used underwear!

1. Switzerland

You are not allowed to wash your car on a Sunday, otherwise you’ll end up in court.

2. Russia

In Moscow you can be fined for having a dirty car.

3. Denmark

Before getting in your car, it is law to check underneath your vehicle for children.

4. South Africa

Motorists face a large fine if they do not stop or slow down for animals.

5. Thailand

Men and women are forbidden to drive topless, no matter what type of transport they are using.

6. Philippines

You are forbidden to drive on a Monday if your number plate ends with a 1 or 2.

7. China

It is illegal to stop for pedestrians!

But it’s the American states that have some of the most bizarre laws, like an unoccupied vehicle cannot exceed a 60mph speed limit.

8. San Francisco

It is illegal to dry or buff your car with used underwear.

9. Alabama

It is illegal to drive blindfolded.

10. Massachusetts

It’s illegal to drive with a gorilla on the backseat of your car, but you can put them in the front!

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