There may be some odd traffic rules in the U.S. such as you’re not allowed to shoot wild animals from your vehicle (no sharks either) … but we’re going to focus on the oddities of driving internationally.

The Famous Hook Turn ONLY in Melbourne

This turn was created to assure that Trams had the right of way. On certain streets of Melbourne instead of being in the right lane to make a right, you’ll have to move to the outermost left hand lane, put your blinker on to turn right, wait for all Trams to go by, and the light to turn from yellow to right … THEN do a hard right. Phew, who knew being “right” could be so hard? Didn’t get it. Yeah we didn’t the first time either. WATCH.

Animals Right of Way in South Africa
You may go to South Africa to view nature and all the beautiful animals but make sure if you’re on the road and see a herders signal to cross the road with their goats, pigs, mules, ass, horses, ostrich, or other animals that you let them go first. Don’t yield to animals on the road in South Africa and expect a charge of up to $535.

Driving in Vietnam
When you land in Vietnam the first thing you’ll want to get is a temporary driver’s license for the specific vehicle you’ll be driving. Your driver’s license and an internation driving permit is no good here! If you are pulled over without the appropriate license you can get up to three years behind bars. Have a little accident … that can land you 10 years! Go watch Midnight Express now!

Manila on Mondays
The largest city in the Phillipines, Manila has enacted some traffic laws to deal with congestion: licence plates ending with the numbers 1 or 2 are forbidden from operating on city roads on Mondays between the hours of 7 AM and 7PM

Switzerland Missed The Carwash
Car cleanliness is not as important as water conservation in Switzerland; washing your car on Sunday is frowned

Finnish Taxi Drivers Pay For Their Music
In Finland, land of Jukka Karjalainen known as “the Bruce Springsteen of Finland” the court has ruled taxi drivers must pay royalties if they play music on the radio while carrying a fare. Under the ruling, a cab driver in Finland must pay 22 euros (about $40) annually for playing music while transporting a fare. And you thought the internet was killing the music industry – BLAME THE FINNISH!

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