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You'll Never Guess Which of These Crazy Driving Laws Around the World are Real

Road & Track Logo By Blake Z. Rong of Road & Track | Slide 1 of 23: It’s a big world out there, and if you’re planning to see it by automobile, it’s worth remembering that things can get pretty weird on the roads-especially when it comes to driving laws.For example: Because of London’s Hackney Carriage Act of 1831, taxi drivers were legally required to carry a bale of hay in their carriages at all times, so that they could feed their horses quickly without typing up traffic. Which made sense-once. What didn’t make as much sense was the fact that the law didn’t get struck from the books until 1976.Here are nine of the strangest driving laws from the United States and around the world, as well as four we blatantly made up. Can you tell which is which?

It’s a big world out there, and if you’re planning to see it by automobile, it’s worth remembering that things can get pretty weird on the roads-especially when it comes to driving laws.

For example: Because of London’s Hackney Carriage Act of 1831, taxi drivers were legally required to carry a bale of hay in their carriages at all times, so that they could feed their horses quickly without typing up traffic. Which made sense-once. What didn’t make as much sense was the fact that the law didn’t get struck from the books until 1976.

Here are nine of the strangest driving laws from the United States and around the world, as well as four we blatantly made up. Can you tell which is which?

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