29 Feb 2016
Driving abroad laws

If you’re jet-setting this year, be aware of these surprising driving laws!

For many jet-setters, renting a car is a must. With your own set of wheels, you can explore the country on your own time and go on adventures where public transport wouldn’t take you.

If you’re heading abroad this year, take note of these surprising international driving laws!

  • Keep your headlights on in Norway – It’s compulsory to keep your headlights on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Even in the middle of summer, it’s a legal requirement to have them on.
  • No eating or drinking behind the wheel in Cyprus – Be sure that you’re hydrated and well-fed before you set off. There’s a hefty fine for anyone caught drinking even a bottle of water whilst driving.
  • Turn off speed camera alerts in France – Devices capable of detecting speed cameras and warning motorists of their locations are illegal. If you break this law, the French police can confiscate your license and impound your vehicle – yikes!
  • Watch out for wildlife in Finland – There are a number of big animals that roam the countryside. Should you be unfortunate enough to have an accident involving a reindeer, elk or any other large animal, it is illegal to not report the accident!
  • Keep a clean car in Russia – It’s against the law to drive a dirty car in parts of Russia. It’s entirely up to the policeman on the scene to determine if your car is clean enough, too!
  • Keep your shirt on in Thailand – It’s illegal to drive topless! It’s punishable by law and you could land yourself in prison or dealing with a large fine.

Purchasing auto insurance abroad is important as most personal auto policies only cover you in United States of America, its territories or possessions; Puerto Rico or Canada!  For the best policy to suit your auto insurance in Mifflintown, Millersburg, and Leesport in Pennsylvania, contact Sausman Insurance Agency today.