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- It is believed that the first rules of the road were developed in ancient Rome, with the direct participation of Gaius Julius Caesar. He forbade women to drive chariots. Vehicles were categorized as chariots, carriages, carts, horses, and stretchers. Poles were installed along the roads, indicating the distance from the "Eternal City".
- And in Russia, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich took up the lack of order on the roads. Probably in order to combat traffic jams, he forbade anyone who had a rank below the steward to enter the Kremlin on horseback. And Empress Ekaterina Petrovna forbade riders in St. Petersburg to use not only sound signals, but also swear words. Violators of the PPD were treated strictly: noble people were fined, and common people were flogged. They could have confiscated the horse.
- At the end of the nineteenth century, the bicycle became popular in our country. But, in order to manage it, it was required to obtain permission. Only after passing the exam were issued a driving license and a bicycle license plate. At a respectable age, such a certificate was received by the famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.
- In 1865, a law was passed in England, according to which the speed of all self-propelled carts within the city limits should not exceed three kilometers per hour. But outside the city it was allowed to "accelerate" up to six kilometers. The crew of the car was supposed to consist of three people, moreover, one of them was not in the car, but walked in front holding a red flag, and at night - a lantern. This rule was in effect for 31 years.
- The donkey is considered a vehicle in Mexico. This means that in order to manage it, you need to have the appropriate permission. In the document, without fail, there must be a photograph not only of the owner, but also of the "vehicle" itself.
- Drunk driving is a criminal. At least, this is generally accepted in most countries of the world. But not in Uruguay. In this country, the state of alcoholic intoxication at the time of the accident is considered a mitigating circumstance. In Cyprus, everything is much stricter - the driver, while driving, cannot even drink water. And if you are very thirsty, then you need to stop, turn off the engine and drink water.
- In the American city of Denver, Colorado, a black car creates serious problems for its owner. A car of this color cannot be driven around the city on Sunday. And in Switzerland, it is forbidden to wash a car on this day. Moreover, it doesn't matter what color it is.
- In South Africa, when meeting an animal on the highway, the driver must stop and wait until it crosses the road. But in China, a driver should not let people pass even at a pedestrian crossing. "Zebra" is applied only in order to cross the road exactly in this place. Moreover, only in the absence of a moving vehicle nearby.
- There are no traffic rules in Guinea. There are no road signs or pedestrian crossings. At the same time, drivers try to be extremely polite both with pedestrians and with their colleagues. This is possible due to the fact that there is not so much transport in this African country.