World's Strangest Traffic Laws
Splashing Pedestrians, Japan
Politeness rules the
road in the Land of the Rising Sun. Even the cabbies in Tokyo wear pristine white gloves. So you can imagine what the Japanese think of drivers
who splash through puddles and soak unsuspecting pedestrians. They call this
infraction “muddy driving.” If you want to avoid a citation, be extra vigilant
during and after rainstorms.
Penalty: If you drive through a
mud puddle or otherwise splash a pedestrian, you’re liable to be hit with a
fine of about $65.