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What do you know about traffic rules?

July 25, 2019
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What do you know about traffic rules?

Are traffic rules in different countries the same?
The answer is NO, different countries have different traffic rules let’s look at some examples
Traffic rules in China:


China is well known for business and a country of the invention which is more advanced in science and technology some of the things that Chinese invented was a paper, the magnetic compass, printing, silk, gunpowder among others. It has the largest population, the oldest government and immense culture. Since you might find yourself there it is important to know the traffic rules in China.
The most important thing to know is that it is deemed a risky business driving in china, the accidents rates are high.
First, let’s first know how to obtain a Chinese driver’s license.
You may wonder why you need a driver’s license in china while you have an international driving permit. Therefore.

  • Driving with foreign or international driving license is not allowed in China, unlike other countries. Therefore, for you to obtain a driving permit while in china you will require to bring the following documents
  • A copy of your visa
  • Your passport
  • Copy of passport page with the latest entry stamp for china
  • Passport photographs
  • A medical certificate
  • A copy of your foreign driving license
  • A certified translation of your license
  • A document stating your Chinese name and your height
  • Register for the exam, of which you must pass with 90% otherwise you fail the exam.
    As much as many drivers may ignore the traffic rules, be aware that if you are caught in one of the offences you are likely to serve a jail term without trial, penalties and or unpleasant punishments, high fines, so it is important you familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations
  • The allowed speed limit are as follows 50-70km/h on most city roads, 40-80km/h on national highways,100km/h on city express routes,120km/h on expressways
  • The seatbelt should be worn by all passengers
  • Use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited
  • The legal driving age in china is 18years and above
  • You should drive on the right-hand side of the road, this is the same in the US and most European countries
  • In case you happen to have an accident, you should stay at the scene and call the police

This is the same for most countries, but also let us look at the craziest and wired traffic rules in other countries.

  1. In Britain, a law still states that all Hackney carriages must carry a bale of hay and a bag of oats with them at all times
  2. In Cyprus, eating or drinking anything while driving in Cyprus is illegal, even water!
  3. In Russia, you will be fined if you are driving a dirty car
  4. In Germany, it is illegal to run out of fuel on the Autobahn
  5. In Spain, you must have an extra pair of glasses in the car at all times, even if you are already wearing a pair.
  6. In Scandinavia, it is illegal to drive without the headlights even in the daylight
  7. In Estonia, all the drivers must carry two wheel chocks with them
  8. In the Philippines, you are not allowed to drive on Mondays if your number plate ends in 1 or 2
  9. In Japan, if you splash pedestrians with rainwater while passing by you will be fined
  10. In Arkansas, it is illegal for a person to blare the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9 p.m
  11. In Thailand, it is required that the drivers to keep their shirts on regardless of how hot it may be
  12. According to Yahoo, in the united states, it is illegal for people to drive while blindfolded, while in the new Jersey it has a strange law where the residents are required by law to honk before passing.
  13. In France, you are required to carry an unused breathalyzer kit in their vehicles at all times.
  14. In Minneapolis, it is illegal to go onto the lake street while driving a red car
  15. In New Orleans and Memphis, there is a law that a woman must have a man in front of the car with a warning flag if she is to drive
  16. In Pennsylvania travelling across the country roads at night, you are required to stop every mile and detonate a rocket signal to warn livestock of your arrival
  17. In Colorado, it is illegal to drive a black car on Sundays
  18. In Oklahoma, it is illegal to read a comic book while driving
  19. In Moscow cleaning a car is Mandatory and everyone needs to follow that if you come up with an unclean car you might be fined.
  20. In Marietta, Georgia it is illegal to spit from a moving car or bus but it is okay from a moving truck
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