Eight unique laws around the globe

Posted at 11:50 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 14:50:43-04

From knowing the must-see spots to having their days scheduled out, most travelers do their homework before arriving at their destination. However, knowing the laws of the land is something that’s often overlooked.

Every state and country have their own set of laws that will vary from what travelers are used to. As a full-service travel agency, AAA recommends travelers become familiar with laws that differ from those they are accustomed to at home.

To help travelers focus on the fun aspects of travel planning and avoid a faux paus, AAA’s travel experts have done the legwork. Here’s a mix of eight quirky laws at home and abroad:

Unique laws around the country:

  1. In Alaska, it is illegal to wake a sleeping bear for a photo.
  2. Buckle up that bear in Missouri, where it is illegal to drive around with an uncaged bear.
  3. The Las Vegas Strip has banned all pets, except for service animals, on the strip.
  4. In North Carolina it is a misdemeanor to pretend to be married when checking into a hotel room.

Unique laws around the world:

  1. In Barcelona, it’s against the law to wear swimming attire on public streets.
  2. Greece has banned the wearing of high heels around historical sites for fear of causing damage to ancient monuments.
  3. In Denmark, Danish law says that you must have dimmed headlights on at all times, even in daylight.
  4. It is illegal to run out of fuel on the autobahn in Germany.

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