10 Crazy Driving Laws Around the World

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Driving on the left side of the road or converting the speed limit from kilometers to miles per hour is challenging enough. But in some places, you have a whole host of weird traffic laws to contend with, too. Here are 10 crazy laws that could really drive you mad!


Have a Beer While Driving in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, you can drink an alcoholic beverage while driving—as long as you don't get drunk. Sipping a beer with one hand and navigating the windy and treacherous roads of Costa Rica with the other? Totally legal. Driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.75 percent? You're going to jail. We'll stick to water while we're behind the wheel, thanks.

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