It is nothing new for British drivers to break foreign regulations because they are perplexed by foreign sign boards. Many people do not care to learn the norms of the country they are visiting before getting on the roads, which creates a problem and a risk for themselves and others. Distinct nations have different standards, and while there may be some overlap, it is still critical to grasp the fundamental rules in order to drive on the roads. You do not need to enrol in a course; a decent brief from the country’s driver might save you a lot of money.
The worst aspect is that this lack of knowledge of the regulations of the road results in fatal accidents and the loss of lives. As a result, the trip that was supposed to be fun could turn into a disaster.
In France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, we’ve witnessed an increase in the number of British drivers breaking the law. Overspeeding accounts for 18% of all traffic violations, with driving on the wrong side of the road accounting for 15% of all violations. 14 percent of respondents say they don’t have a breathalyser in their car, and 51 percent say they aren’t concerned about breaking foreign driving laws.
While travelling, one out of every ten persons is likely to drink and drive.
One out of every ten people has been in a car accident when travelling abroad, and more than half of them claimed it was their fault.
You should also research the rules for driving in other countries and see if an international driving permit is required in some non-EU nations.
Please keep in mind that if you are prohibited from driving in the Republic of Ireland, you may also be prohibited from driving in the United Kingdom.
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