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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.

Yielding to Animal Herders, South Africa

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Not a joke. In fact, not yielding to herders can land you a pretty steep fine. Here’s the law: “The driver of a vehicle on a public road shall stop such vehicle…at the request or on the signal of a person leading or driving any bovine animal, horse, ass, mule, sheep, goat, pig or ostrich on such road.”

Penalty: Fines range up to $535.

World's Strangest Traffic Laws

Yielding to Animal Herders, South Africa

Not a joke. In fact, not yielding to herders can land you a pretty steep fine. Here’s the law: “The driver of a vehicle on a public road shall stop such vehicle…at the request or on the signal of a person leading or driving any bovine animal, horse, ass, mule, sheep, goat, pig or ostrich on such road.”

Penalty: Fines range up to $535.

Eric Nathan/Alamy
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