October 1, 2018

Infographic: 10 Bizarre Driving Laws from Around the World

Check out the infographic for unusual driving laws from around the world

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The following blog post and infographic have been provided by Southside MotorFactors, a motor parts retailer based in Dublin, Ireland.

Most of the driving laws we learn to obey are applicable worldwide – stopping at red lights, keeping within speed limits, not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, some states and countries will have a few rather perplexing rules of the road which could very easily be broken if you’re unfamiliar with the law there. That’s why it’s worth checking out the road laws of anywhere you’re visiting if you plan to drive in or through the region.

For instance, Maryland has a law where it’s illegal to swear or yell while on the road. Even if the maniacal actions of another road user understandably cause the red mist to descend, being caught could land you with a $100 fine or even90 days of jail time.

Or let’s say you’re plotting a visit to Germany, which has some of the finest roads on the planet. Their highways, which are known as Autobahns, don’t have any speed limits and carry a lot of traffic, so if you’re on one of these roads, it’s best to remain in perpetual motion. If you’re unlucky or careless enough to runout of gas on an Autobahn, you’re breaking the law and could be banned from driving in Germany. Best keep an eye on that meter, then!

Check out the infographic below for a few other unusual driving laws from around the world, including a couple which might seem insultingly obvious but have still been drafted into official law – meaning that somebody was guilty of such misdeeds before!


Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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