There are a lot of things that I don’t understand here, but one law in particular stands out: it is illegal to drive in the daytime with your headlights on. This law continues to be enforced despite all recent studies that show that using headlights in the daytime deters accidents. It is not, however, illegal to drive with lights off in the dark. Many new car and motorcycle manufacturers, heeding the aforementioned studies, are making their vehicles to have the lights turn on automatically with the car. Because of this, Cambodians are taking out their light bulbs or unplugging them to avoid tickets in the daytime. Most frightening is that they do not put the bulbs in or reconnect them at night. So, in a country with little to no driving rules, a good percentage of the vehicles are driving around in the dark. To make matters worse, we live close enough to the equator that there is only 12 hours of sunlight: 6am to 6pm.
Silly (and dangerous) laws