World's Strangest Traffic Laws
Stopping for a Cop’s Back, Madagascar
The chances are slim
that you’ll be traveling anytime soon to Madagascar. Slimmer still are the
chances that you’ll be renting a car. After all, the State Department advises
that you avoid driving outside Antananarivo, the capital, after dark for any
number of reasons, including terrible roads and banditry. Nonetheless, if you
do decide to drive there, remember that when a policeman at an intersection has
his back to you, you must stop.
Penalty: In a nation where the
average income of residents is less than $250 a year, your fine will likely be
insignificant. But do you really want to tick off an underpaid traffic cop in Madagascar?