Tips On Driving Abroad
With it finally being holiday season, you can be sure that many people are planning a self-drive holiday abroad to sample the different cultures and climates. However, it’s important to remember that driving abroad is an entirely unique expireience with it’s own important rules that you should follow:
Always follow the driving laws of the country. Each country will have it’s own unique driving laws – driving on a different side of the road is one of the main ones – so it’s important to make sure that you familiarise yourself with all of the necessary rules for every place you’re going to visit, otherwise you might end up on the wrong side of the local law enforcement.
Check out your insurance in advance. It’s important to make sure that your cheap breakdown cover and general motor insurance are still applicable when you drive in other countries, as you may be required to invest in an extra policy to ensure accidents incurred in foreign countries are covered.
Check whether you’ll need a permit/Green Card. Green Cards are commonplace and are applicable in over 40 EU countries. They prove that you’re eligible to travel between these countries, is universally recognised in these nations. Check in advance whether the nation you’re travelling into requires the use of one, and make sure you obtain it if it does.
Check the technical vehicle requirements. Certain countries will have their own motoring laws regarding which tyres are needed in certain seasons as well as other matters, so check up in advance which laws will be required, and make sure you adhere to them.