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Curious traffic rules abroad: Traffic tickets don't always apply

2022-07-04T06:17:25.555Z

Curious traffic rules abroad: Traffic tickets don't always apply Created: 07/04/2022, 08:08 By: Simon Mones If you are traveling abroad on holiday, you have to adapt to other traffic rules. Some of it is quite strange.  Munich – The rising temperatures make it unmistakably clear: It's summer! And accordingly, the summer holidays are slowly on the agenda. Many Germans are then drawn to the sunn



Curious traffic rules abroad: Traffic tickets don't always apply

Created: 07/04/2022, 08:08

By: Simon Mones

If you are traveling abroad on holiday, you have to adapt to other traffic rules.

Some of it is quite strange. 

Munich – The rising temperatures make it unmistakably clear: It's summer!

And accordingly, the summer holidays are slowly on the agenda.

Many Germans are then drawn to the sunny beaches in Spain, Greece or Italy.

Some people then want to explore the holiday resort with a rental car.

Since other traffic rules also apply abroad, travelers should obtain detailed information beforehand.

Because in many countries certain things have to be carried in the car and some traffic rules are quite strange.

Curious traffic rules abroad: Traffic tickets don't always apply

For example, drivers in England do not always have to pay their ticket for illegal parking.

The fines are only valid if the inspector is properly dressed.

A forgotten hat or an improperly fitting uniform is enough and the penalty is void.

In order for this to work, the drivers must of course watch the inspector when the ticket is issued.

In England, tickets are only valid if the inspector is properly dressed.

(Iconic image) © Imagebroker/Imago

Curious traffic rules abroad: Pay a ticket in the tobacconist

A rule from France is no less bizarre: In our neighboring country, traffic tickets can be paid for conveniently in almost any tobacco shop.

There is an official receipt as confirmation, as reported by “Bayern3”.

Curious traffic rules abroad: special feature of no-stopping signs in Greece

However, caution is advised in Greece, where the fine is automatically doubled if it is not paid after ten days.

There is also a special feature in the parking rules.

In odd-numbered months, the no-parking signs with a vertical line apply.

The signs with two vertical lines meanwhile apply in even months.

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When looking for a parking space, it is also worth taking a look at the date to avoid unnecessary costs.

In Greece, smoking is strictly forbidden in cars with children under the age of 12.

Violations can result in a fine of up to 1,500 euros.

But smoking in cars could also be banned in Germany in the future.

Curious traffic rules abroad: kissing is forbidden in Eboli

It can also be expensive in Italy.

In the town of Eboli, for example, a fine of up to 500 euros is due if you kiss in the car.

Also not a good idea: Drunk driving.

If you are caught with 1.5 per mille in Italy, you have to expect that your car will be foreclosed on.

Kissing in cars is banned in Eboli, Italy.

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Curious traffic rules abroad: look under the car in Denmark is mandatory

Anyone driving a car in Denmark is also confronted with a curious law.

In our neighboring country, it is mandatory to check whether someone is lying under the car and taking a nap there.

Curious traffic rules abroad: Spain gives a discount

Similar to Greece, it is also worth paying your fine quickly in Spain, because if you pay within 20 days, you get a 50 percent discount.

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Curious traffic rules abroad: the police in Austria have eagle eyes

It is particularly strange in Austria, because in our neighboring country the trust in the eyes of the police officers is very high.

With the trained “official eye” the officials there should be able to detect speed limit violations of up to 30 km/h with the naked eye.

The police in Austria can also punish certain speed violations without a measuring device.

The trained eye is enough!

(Iconic image) © Michael Kristen/Imago

Curious traffic rules abroad: Dirty cars are forbidden in Oman

A law in Oman is no less curious.

There, drivers should study well where the nearest car wash is, because a dirty car can quickly become expensive.

However, the police only intervene when "accumulated dust" has settled on the car.

The decree goes back to Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died two years ago and was not a fan of dirty cars.

Source: merkur

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