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    Esther Rantzen

    Driving a right hand drive car in a left hand driving country


    When you travel across to the continent some people decide to go for a driving holiday and take their car across on the ferry or on the Euro tunnel. However, as you will most likely have a right hand drive car there are certain safety precautions you need to consider in order to avoid a car collision.

    Be more aware of your surroundings and position to avoid a car crash

    When travelling through a country that drives on the right hand side of the road there is quite a lot to consider to help prevent a road traffic accident. The biggest thing to remember is to drive on the correct side of the road. This may seem simple but there are other things to factor in, this includes driving around roundabouts the opposite direction from the UK, staying in different lanes and remembering your driving position.

    To avoid a car crash it’s not as simple as sticking to the right hand side, though this can be confusing as it is.  When you are travelling on a motorway or dual carriageway the slow lane is the right one, so it may feel like people are undertaking you when this is normal protocol on the roads here. You also need to be aware of your road position much more as when you take corners you will have a completely different view compare to normal so always stay focused to avoid having a car collision.

    What to remember when driving on the continent?

    These things may not prevent a car accident but they are necessary as per European law. At all times, you must carry reflective jackets and a warning triangle. Keeping these to hand will mean you will not only be sticking to the law but if you do have a  car crash or break down you will be able to stay visible to other motorists. There may be other items you need to keep in your car so always check before you set off.

    If you have been involved a car crash within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

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    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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