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    Idiots guide to driving in europe

    Good article- : worth printing out and keeping

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1713111,00.html (TDI get your post count up!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif[/img])

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    France:
    Nothing will give the gendarme at Calais more pleasure than confiscating your Ł300 speed trap detector and possibly your vehicle. Any device that detects radar or laser gun signals is illegal, so make sure you remove it before rolling off the ferry. Visiting drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 40kph (24mph) will have their licences confiscated on the spot.

    GERMANY

    It is a myth that the autobahn has no speed limit. Only about half is free of limits and even that is subject to a “recommended” top speed of 130kph (80mph). It is not binding but if you have an accident above it you may be assigned part of the blame.

    BELGIUM

    Cruise control is illegal on motorways [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Holland

    Watch out for the small town of Drachten, where an experiment in “psychological traffic calming” has meant the removal of all road markings to encourage drivers to pay more attention to other cars and take more responsibility [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

    Spain

    if you break down on a motorway you must wear a reflective jacket.

    Portugal
    Portugal has the highest road death rate in the EU at 21 per 100,000 population (in 2000), more than three times the British rate.

    Italy

    Police often monitor average speed between two tolls.

    Greece

    it is wise to check with your insurer that you are covered to drive on unmade roads and beaches.


    In Croatia it is illegal to overtake military convoys.

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    Re: Idiots guide to driving in europe

    Nice find Yaseen.

    I'll take the Croatian one under advisement.

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    Re: Idiots guide to driving in europe

    Very interesting i must admit, have heard heard that the French are starting to crack down on speeding especially English drivers!

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    Re: Idiots guide to driving in europe

    I liked the variation on the speed limit!

    Speed limits: motorway 130kph (80mph) or 110kph (68mph) when wet; open road 90kph (55mph); town 50kph (31mph)

 

 

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