I’ve traveled the world, 6 continents and 39 countries, but outside of Canada, I have not driven in other countries. Given that I like to be prepared when I travel, I’ve been researching the rules of the roads for the countries that we will be driving through. I’ve learned some interesting things.
*Do not pass on the right-Oh how I wish American drivers would follow this simple rule.
*The Autobahn does have speed limits- The autobahn is the highway in German. While parts have no speed limits, parts nears urbanized areas do. And it’s enforced.
*You can get a ticket for driving in flip flops- Yes, especially if you are in a accident, even if you did not cause the accident.
*France- too many rules to list-like you must have a safety jacket or vest, your vehicle must have a breathalyzer, if you get pulled over and if the driver has been drinking everyone in the car gets a ticket.
*If you wear glasses, you must have a spare pair in the car- like I need any excuse to purchase another pair of glasses.
It’s good be informed. I am still a little nervous about driving around the various countries, at least I will be prepared driving in the right lane, with my sneakers and orange vest……….