12 Tables and Laws of Rome

Table 7 Number 7

Law 7 Number 7:

Holders of property along a road shall maintain the road to keep it passable; but if it be passable, anyone may drive his beast or cart across the land wherever he chooses.

What does it mean? I can tell you!

It means that if you own land that is on the side of a road, then you have to keep the road passable for carts and horses. If you fail to do so, you are punished.