CarBuzz Real Or Fake: Crazy Car Bans


If you thought banning women from driving was nuts, think again.

We live in a crazy world with crazy laws, and on occasion those laws sometimes target cars and drivers. Saudi Arabia bans women from driving (crazy) and has outlawed drifting (that one is for the best). Today’s CarBuzz Real or Fake is all about crazy car bans, whether they’re directed at cars or drivers. Although it may be hard to believe, three of the stories below are totally legit. As always, it’s up to you to spot the fake. Check them out and leave your best guess in the comment section.

If you want to drive around with a license plate that says "ATHESIT" in New Jersey, think again. The state has rejected multiple applications for the plate and different variations of it, although one did get pushed through. The state has a list of banned plates and can decide what else to outlaw on a case by case basis.

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If you want to drive in Dubai you’d better head there sooner rather than later as the city is considering income-based driving restrictions. Yup, Dubai is looking to solve its clogged road problem by keeping the poor off the road. The emirate doesn’t have a sterling human rights record so this latest move is more or less par for the course.

Turkmenistan is known for being eccentric, aka weird. New president (for life) Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has a thing for white cars, so naturally the country is subtly banning black cars. There isn’t an outright ban in place but importers have reportedly been told that black cars have fallen out of favor with the government and they will no longer be inspected or cleared by customs. White cars apparently bring good luck. The more you know.

Not all Italian towns are crazy about Lamborghini. Monteveglio Capoluogo, a small town about 30 minutes from Lamborghini’s headquarters, banned the supercars from its streets. The reason the townsfolk gave was a predictable one: The cars are too damn loud. No word on whether or not Ferraris are still welcome. Fake

How did your guesswork go? If you called b.s. on the ATHEIST plate then you’ve underestimated New Jersey’s commitment to religion. Dubai has in fact been kicking around the idea of keeping poorer folks off the road. So, is Turkmenistan crazy or is Italy? In this case it’s Turkmenistan. The country really, really likes its white cars. Did you really think an Italian town would ban Lamborghinis?

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