8) Unfortunately, you can’t drive a camel on a highway in Nevada. While it may seem like a strange rule, and indeed it is, there are some historical facts to back up how the law came to be. The late 1800s saw camels brought to the area and put to work due to the quick expansion in the building and trade industries. Camels were a popular mode of transportation for Nevada locals, and so the law was put into place and has never been revoked.
9) Whether you’re driving in Chiang Mai
or Hua Hin
, it’s prohibited to drive topless in Thailand
for both males and females. An on-the-spot fine will be issued if you’re caught.
10) Be careful when grabbing a quick snack or coffee on the go in Cyprus
. Eating or drinking behind the wheel is against the law, and you may receive a hefty fine if a police car goes by. It’s a great excuse to go to a cute local café or indulge in a five-star meal at a gourmet restaurant.
11) Drinking alcohol and driving is never a good idea, and France
has taken optimum measures to ensure this doesn’t happen. Introduced in 2012 to enable drivers to check if they’re below the limit, it’s now a legal requirement to carry a breathalyser in your car.
12) Pioneers of sustainability, in Switzerland
it’s against the law to wash your vehicle with a high-pressure power hose due to the excess water wastage. Eco-friendly drive-in washers are available.
13) Due to the regulation of food during the Great Depression, in Western Australia
it’s an offence to transport more than 50kg of potatoes in your car. Get caught doing so and you could receive a substantial fine of up to $5,000 if you’re a repeat offender.
14) This next law is more common sense rather than strange. In Alabama, it’s illegal for drivers to wear blindfolds. The reasons as to why are obvious, but the fact that it’s been made into a law creates a range of questions.
15) Driving a dirty car is considered unlawful in Russia and you’ll pay a weighty fine if you don’t always take pride in keeping your motor sparkling. Even if you think your car is clean, the state of your vehicle is down to the discretion of the police officer.
While some of these laws seem on the strict and weird side, driving in another country be a wonderful addition to your holiday. Here at Winged Boots, we’re experts in creating fantastic holidays which often include car hire and private transfers. If you’re thinking about booking an exotic road trip yet don’t know where to start, we have you covered. Simply submit an enquiry here or call one our personal travel managers now on 0203 816 0985.