Driving in the UK
Driving on the Left
- Always give way to all traffic from your right.
- Travel clockwise (even if it means you have to go all the way round to get to your junction).
Driving Licence and Insurance
The holder of an overseas driving licence may, for a period of up to one year, drive a motor vehicle in Britain . Visitors bringing their own cars from overseas require green-card insurance and the car registration documents.
Drinking & Driving
You are strongly advised not to drink and drive. If caught and convicted, the criminal penalties are severe.
Unless otherwise signposted, speed limits on UK roads are:
Motorway Dual Carriageway Single Carriageway Built Up Areas
Unmarked police cars patrol regularly and remote speed cameras are positioned on many roads.
Many fuel stations throughout the country are open 24 hours a day and all provide unleaded and lead-replacement petrol and diesel. In remote areas, distances between stations are greater and opening hours may be shorter. Fuel is priced and sold by the litre.
It is compulsory to wear seat belts, both front and rear. Small children and babies must be restrained in a appropriate child seat or carrier. Child seats should be ordered when you book your car.
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