Driving Abroad – Know Your Laws
The Joys And Perils Of Driving Abroad
Everyone likes going on vacation at some point. If you can bring your car with you, your time away will be more enjoyable. With your own car, you can stay far away from the well-worn tourist path and go where the locals go. However, if you are going on vacation in a state or country whose driving laws are very different from where you live, you should be careful. It is well worth taking the time to learn the driving laws of where you are going before driving abroad.
The driving laws in some countries are very different from others. For example, British drivers may be overwhelmed when driving on the Autobahn in Germany. After all, the speed limit on a British motorway is seventy miles per hour, in Germany there is no speed restriction at all. If you have never driven at very high speeds, you will need to learn how to while at the same time keeping control of your car.
For Americans Driving Abroad
For Americans driving abroad in London, you might need some time to become familiar with driving on the left-hand side of the road. You will learn quickly if you want to avoid an accident. You will see everyone else doing it and as the saying goes, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Still, you may land in some harrowing situations if you’re not familiar with it.
In addition, there are various laws surrounding visibility and what to do when your car breaks down. For example, there are French laws that require drivers to have high-visibility vests on hand at all times. This is in case you experience a breakdown. Just know that you should do a lot of research before you go and become as familiar as possible with the laws of your destination. Once you’ve done so, remember to have fun behind the wheel!