The E01 is a collective name for a grouping of roads that begin in the Northern Irish port of Larne, through the Republic of Ireland with a sea crossing from Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford to Ferrol, before terminating in Seville, Spain. Like all E-roads in the United Kingdom, the route is not signposted and incorporates travelling through a number of different countries. Here’s how to avoid a road traffic accident en route.
Changing to the other side of the road
Remember, just like in the United Kingdom, cars drive on the left hand side of the road in the Republic of Ireland. However, once you reach Spain and Portugal, it is important to remember that they drive on the right hand side of the road. This can be confusing as the rules of the road are pretty much the mirror opposite of what they are in the UK, for example giving way to traffic coming from the left.
Knowing the speed limits
Just as it is important to remember that you will have to drive on the opposite side of the road, it is also important to note that the speed limits in the Republic of Ireland, Spain and Portugal are in km/h. A prerequisite for the MoT exam in the United Kingdom is that all cars must be able to display both mph and km/h.
Keeping your cool in traffic
The E01 passes many through many built-up areas both in the Republic of Ireland and continental Europe. It is likely that you will spend a lot of time in traffic when travelling along this route. It is important to remain calm in traffic and obey the laws of the road. It is a good idea to keep well hydrated to remain focused when driving and avoid the effects of dehydration, particularly when driving through warmer climates.
Have you been in an accident on the E01?
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic collision whilst travelling on the E01 within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. We can even help you to make a claim for compensation if the accident occurred on a part of the road that was not within the UK. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, so you’ve nothing to lose by calling us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.