Canada’s top 5 strange traffic laws
In Canada, each province and territory sets their own road rules. As you are about to discover, many of them are a little strange. Here’s a look at some of the country’s weird driving laws:
1. Prince Edward Island’s honk before passing law
In the birthplace of confederation, you are technically supposed to honk if you want to pass another vehicle so that your intention is clear. Fortunately, it’s not a law that’s enforced.
2. Halifax’s taxi dress code
In Nova Scotia’s capital, a unique city bylaw restricts cab and limo drivers from casual wear; t-shirts are strictly forbidden. Clothing must be in a neat and tidy condition at all times.
3. Saskatchewan’s Back to the Future law
It’s not called this, of course, and it seems like common sense, but a law in Saskatchewan states no person shall hold onto a moving vehicle unless they are in that vehicle. Hopefully, we’ve spoiled nobody’s Friday night plans.
4. Ontario’s no animal racing law
In Ontario, you can’t “furiously” race a horse or any other animal on a highway.
5. Montreal’s no turning on red law
In most places in Canada, turning right at a red light is not a problem as long as you come to a complete stop first. Not so in Montreal; you must stop and wait until the light turns green before you can make the turn; otherwise, you face a hefty fine.