Driving abroad requires a lot of attention to detail. Particularly if you are going to be flying overseas first, you are also going to be dealing with a rental car. Following a few tips can help to keep you safer on the foreign roads.
Your Rental Car
Know about the rental car that you are going to be driving. The steering will may be on the other side and manual transmission may be the only option. Ask a few questions about where windshield wipers and headlights are located if you cannot find the right away before you drive off of the rental car lot.
Familiarize yourself with the roads that you are going to be driving on. This includes researching what road signs are going to look like. You may also need to prepare for driving on the other side of the road. There may also be some different laws, and it’s a good idea to know what they are so that you don’t inadvertently get pulled over.
The directions to where you are going are important, and you may not want to depend solely on paper maps. You can likely rent a GPS on your rental car company, and this will ensure that the international maps have been loaded.
Knowing more about the city you will be driving in can help tremendously. Many European cities have narrow streets and heavy congestion, which can be overwhelming if you have never driven there before. In some instances, you may want to park your car and take public transportation.
At Stonewall Grace Insurance, we are committed to helping you stay safe on the roads. Call today and learn more about auto insurance, coverage, and ways to get an affordable auto policy. Our agents look forward to helping you.