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Safe Driving on a Road Trip Through Europe

There’s no better way to explore a continent like for example Europe than by car. Not only is renting a car quite budget-friendly; it’s also the preferred way of traveling if you want to quickly hop from one city to the other. Driving in another country is more than adjusting to the local traffic situation, it’s also a matter of having the write papers and licenses to be allowed to sit behind the steering wheel in these countries.

Do, Do, Do

There will be some confusion, no matter how prepared you are. In many countries like Italy and Germany there are different types of roads and highways. Each type has specific rules for motorists. You may need additional permits for certain roadways like divided highways and interstates.

Try not to hop in the rental car and drive aimlessly about, have an idea in advance of the roadways and where they lead. No one enjoys feeling lost so do bring a map, do write down the directions for quick reference. Do have contact numbers programmed in your phone.

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