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Advice On Driving Abroad..

Advice On Driving Abroad..

Driving in the UK can be quite intimidating at the best of times but driving abroad especially for the first time can most definitely be an extremely nerve racking experience, with adjusting to driving on the other side of the road and getting to grips with changing from MPH to KPH and lots of other things.

Here are a few tips to help you if you are driving abroad in the next coming weeks..

Make sure you stick a GB sticker on the back of your car, not only is it compulsory, it will also let the locals know you are British and therefore be a little cautious whilst driving behind you or around you.  

It’s also a mandatory requirement to wear a high visibility jacket whilst driving in the following countries, including Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland France, Belgium, and Spain.

Whilst driving in Europe, it is the law to use headlamp converters. This is because in Europe they drive on the right, and headlights designed for UK roads could dazzle oncoming traffic. What headlamp converters do is change the angle of your beam, and not only ensuring the safety of other drivers it also gives you much better visibility.

Some quick reminders…


  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with the local driving styles, road signs and markings and the local speed limits.
  • Double check your car insurance and breakdown cover, you may not be covered whilst you’re abroad so if you aren’t, organise something with your insurance company!
  • Make sure what documents you are required to have on you, such as drivers licence, passport, insurance details and Vehicle reg document.
  • Remember to drive on the right! 

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
5 August 2013
Written by Jordan
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