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World's Strangest Traffic Laws

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Everyone knows not to speed. But these arcane traffic rules could catch you by surprise—and cost you—when you’re driving overseas.

Being a Female Driver, Saudi Arabia

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Women aren’t permitted to drive on most public roads in Saudi Arabia. In fact, they’re not even permitted to ride bicycles. There are people who flout this law, to be sure. And a lot of women drive on private roads within residential colonies. Nonetheless, if Madame cares to take the Studebaker for a joyride along the King Fahd Road in Riyadh, she should be prepared for the consequences.

Penalty: Arrest and possible deportation.

World's Strangest Traffic Laws

Being a Female Driver, Saudi Arabia

Women aren’t permitted to drive on most public roads in Saudi Arabia. In fact, they’re not even permitted to ride bicycles. There are people who flout this law, to be sure. And a lot of women drive on private roads within residential colonies. Nonetheless, if Madame cares to take the Studebaker for a joyride along the King Fahd Road in Riyadh, she should be prepared for the consequences.

Penalty: Arrest and possible deportation.

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