useful information when driving abroad

Driving Abroad 

When driving abroad I would strongly advise you to plan your routes in advance so you know where you are going and take maps so if you make a mistake you have a chance to get back on route. If you’re planning to drive abroad from the UK it’s important to familiarise yourself with local rules for drivers before you go.

Before leaving make sure the car has been serviced and you have checked with the Driving Associations exactly what you need to have in the car because some times not having a safety triangle or a first aid kit can mean you get an o the spot fine which if you can not pay means having your car impounded or worse.

Taking your car on holiday can be an enjoyable and liberating experience – no crowded airport terminals, long taxi queues or wasting valuable time waiting for local buses. But British motorists beware – driving abroad is not without its challenges, ask anyone who has experienced rush hour in Rome, been grid-locked in Greece or tackled the Arc de Triomphe in Paris!


I would advise anyone going abroad to contact the AA or RAC for more information as to what to expect

While abroad remember your lights will need to be readjusted to take into account the fact of you driving on the other side of the road. Make sure you are carrying emergency equipment like spare tyre fire extinguishers etc. make sure you have all your documents at hand that includes your license insurance, International Driving Permit & Vehicle Registration Document. Also your passport & Department of Health Leaflet E111 also your medical insurance.

Remember that the regulations of driving abroad are different there to here so find out what you can & cannot do. Remember to drive on the right hand side of the road & give yourself time to adapt to the different type of driving

driving abroad


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