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Foreign number plates I think generally you won't have a problem having a car with foreign number plates. While in this post-Brexit-vote world there certainly is increased publicly-expressed xenophobia I don't think it's to the level you worry it is. Driving in cities If you intend to drive in central London (something I would advise against, personally), ...


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There have been a lot of calls recently for some attempt to improve the driving standards of visiting tourists in New Zealand. The Automobile Association here has put together this video to try and address the need. To my knowledge there's no formal training program that visiting drivers are required to take, although it's being discussed. I do know that ...


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In terms of law there isn't much really. Most traffic/vehicle laws have been normalized across the EU specifically to make this easy. So in general, if comply with rules in the UK you comply with the rules across the EU. A UK license is valid in the whole of the EU, insurance of your vehicle is legally required to cover at least third-party damage across ...


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For that short time period you dont need to do anything to your car and it will be perfectly safe, we drove our car from Stirling (Scotland) down through the UK and over to France and back up to northern Sweden, its a beautiful drive and we had no real challenges. One thing we did do however was to buy a type of plastic film to put on the front head lights ...


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The portion of the AP-7 that runs from Alicante to Tarragona reverted to the Spanish government on the first of January of 2020. Starting that day the motorway is now free to use without tolls. As the infrastructure can't be dismantled immediately, it may happen that they were still charging drivers a few days after it reverted and they have to reimburse ...


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The roads in this region of Brazil are very bad. This BR-316 is one of the worst roads in Brazil. 7 months ago it was impassable, but it seems to be trafficable. I recommend a lot of patience and add about 2h or 3h to your planning.


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Having driven thousands of kilometers in Brazil, I have to say that it frequently takes much longer than estimates provided by Google Maps. Even for that would be considered major roads, it is easy for it to take 20-40% more. Road conditions vary from having brand new smooth parts to unfinished terrain the the same road! The other things to note is, while ...


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Learned after idly following some Travel SE links earlier today: the current longest road in the US is US highway 20, which runs from western Oregon (just a few blocks from the Pacific) to Boston (close-ish to the Atlantic). Here's a sign from the start of the route, reading "3,365 miles" (5,415 km): There's a matching sign at the other start of the route: ...


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I don't think you need a course. You just need to take it slowly and drive carefully at first. I spent two weeks driving in the UK and I found that it comes naturally because the roads, cars, and signage are all designed for it. The only thing to beware of is your reflexes in a sudden encounter. For example, I was driving on a narrow rural lane barely wide ...


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I can't say if something like that exists but in general I think you'll be fine. As for regulations, just stay within the posted limits (obviously the speedometer will match the units in the signs). Personally I'm from a right-side country and drove lefty on several separate occasions - you just keep up with everyone around you. It's actually really ...


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For Germany: We drive on the opposite side of the road, as you hopefully already know. The default speed limits are 50 km/h in built up areas, and 100 km/h outside of built up areas. There is no speed limit on the Autobahn unless indicated. The speed cameras look are either a metal box on a pole, or a thick grey pole filled with cameras. Not all of them ...


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There are no Austrian laws or regulations directly related to dash cams. Just as in many other countries, privacy concerns and the right to surveillance of own property must be weighed against each other. The Supreme Administrative Court of Austria confirmed in a verdict in 2016 that the violation of privacy is excessive and that using dash cams is not ...


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No, since the International Driving Permit (IDP) has expired it cannot be used. For a new IDP you would need your original driver's licence, so here too it would serve no purpose.


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