Motorists Must Give Animals Right of Way, 5 Peculiar Driving Laws Around the World You Didn’t Know About

Motorists Must Give Animals Right of Way, 5 Peculiar Driving Laws Around the World You Didn’t Know About

  • There are some wacky driving laws around the world, we look at five of the most bizarre and find out why they exist
  • Did you know in South African law, drivers are required to reduce speed or come to a halt if a herd of livestock is passing in the road?
  • In the Asian country of Taiwan, no driver is allowed to operate a vehicle topless, and this law extends to men as well

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Countries have different laws for many things and that extends to driving. But some of them can be vastly different to other countries, so we're looking at five of the weirdest and wackiest driving laws.

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There are some interesting driving laws across the world, we look at five weird ones. Image: stock / Getty
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Driving in different countries is a cultural experience. The author recalls driving during peak time in Mumbai, India and having to navigate his way through with his hand ready on the hooter. It was quite an experience.

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1. Traffic must stop to allow animals to walk over a highway - South Africa

Let's start close to home and in South Africa. According to, drivers must give right of way to animals crossing the road. They cannot speed up or purposefully hit animals that are crossing a road in front of them.

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2. No insurance is required when purchasing a car in South Africa

The second strange law is unlike in most countries, where drivers are required to obtain insurance if they purchase such as the United States or the United Kingdom. In South Africa, the law states that you do not have to purchase insurance when buying a car, MiWay reports.

3. Legal to turn right on a red light in the United States of America

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The third weird driving law is from the US where drivers are allowed to turn right when the robot is red, reports Autodeal. Ordinarily, a red robot means stop completely, but in many US states turning right when the robot is red helps the flow of traffic, but bear in mind drivers do not have right of way.

4. No cars with 1 or 2 at the end of their number plate permitted to drive on Mondays in the Philipines

Fourthly, in order to help traffic congestion, the city of Manila in the Philipines has made a law not permitting the use of cars for motorists whose number plate ends in the digit one or two on Mondays, reports.

5. No sleeping in a car in California

And finally, in California, United States it is illegal to get some shuteye on the road in the Golden State for up to eight hours, according to the California State Department of Transportation.

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3 Small traffic cops and 1 big driver having a fight turned into a funny clip that social media loved

Tweeps are rolling on the floor with laughter at a viral clip of three traffic officers who were tossed like dolls by a big man, Briefly News reports.

The video shows the traffic cops shouting at the man to exit his vehicle and he doesn't seem to take kindly to their attitude.

Three traffic cops were in for a big surprise when they pulled over a car and a gentleman got out that was much bigger than them. The officials were loud and aggressive towards the man and that's when things got out of control, he emerged from the car and is much taller and muscular than the traffic cops, in what looked like a road rage incident.

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