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Don’t Drive Dirty in Belarus (Really)



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Now that we are seriously at the height of summer, chances are that some of you may be interested in taking a road trip around Europe. The folks at Škoda in the U.K. certainly hope that you roll in one of their products so they have developed a travel guide for those adventuring on the continent. And some of the traffic laws may not be what one might expect.

For example, the levels of alcohol that one can have in her or his system while driving varies widely. In the U.K. it is 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. In France, Italy and Belgium you’re driving drunk at 50 mg/100 ml. And in Norway, it’s 20 mg/ 100 ml.

If you’re driving in Bulgaria and become frustrated behind the wheel and are going to be getting on the horn—perhaps the horn of your Škoda Yeti—you’d better check your watch first. It is illegal to sound your horn between 12 pm and 4 pm.


Drivers in Germany know that there are fixed speed cameras that are ready to snap any infraction. Apparently there are some navigation systems that indicate the location of these cameras. And it is illegal to use them in Germany—evidently you can’t fight technology with technology.

And as the headline to this indicates, it is said to be illegal to drive a dirty car in Belarus.