Driving Abroad - Important Points

Driving Abroad - Important Points

Driving Abroad - Important Points

August 2007

  • You must apply headlight converters to your headlamps
  • You must have a GB plate or the EU GB symbol on your number plates
  • You must carry a warning triangle
  • You must carry a first aid kit
  • Most countries recommend you carry a fire extinguisher
  • You must carry your vehicle registration document
  • You must carry your driving licence and insurance documents (Most UK insurance companies now automatically extend UK cover for EU countries.

You should consider carrying a spare set of light bulbs. It is an offence to drive in dark or dismal conditions with a light not working. When parking at your ski resort and unless you have made arrangements to garage your car, always park on a hill facing downhill. Trying to push-start a vehicle facing uphill will in itself prove an uphill struggle! Your tyres should be suitable for your winter journey and should be able to cope with ice and thin coverings of snow. So check with your garage to ensure the tread is sufficient. Finally, do not make any sudden movements with the car on snow and ice. Sudden breaking or cornering at speed under these conditions will probably result in a bump or a more serious accident.



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