Most Unbelievable Road Laws

Published Date: 4th Feb 2014

Silly Road SignYou can understand why some laws exist: no speeding, don’t run through a red light, yield to pedestrians. But other laws may leave you scratching your head right in front of the officer who pulled you over for committing them.

In many states in the US, for example, it’s possible to earn a ticket for “lollygagging” which is to look at the scenery while driving. The legal reasoning is that going too slowly impedes traffic.


Here Are Some Mind Boggling Laws From Around The World:



If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle
If you hit a pedestrian you are fined $78.00.

Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.

Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.

South Carolina
When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.

Driving is not to be done while asleep.

You may not ride an ugly horse.

You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.

It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.
Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.
Molesting an automobile is illegal.



A driver who needs to turn through oncoming traffic has the right of way unless he slows down or stops.

Before starting your car you are required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk your horn. You also need to make a visual check to make sure there are no children underneath the car.

You must sound your horn each time you overtake any vehicle, including a bicycle(abolished 2000)
You must have window wipers but you are not required to have a windshield.


Rest of the World

It is illegal to come within 50 meters of a pedestrian crossing the street.

South Korea
Traffic police are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists.

You must wear a shirt while driving a car.

Saudi Arabia
A women may not drive a car.