Driving Guides

Getting behind the wheel in a new country is great – if you know what you’re doing. And thanks to our guides to driving aboard, you will. They outline the key road rules in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, so you can avoid the pitfalls and enjoy the drive.

Autobahn Adventure

Is there a speed limit on the Autobahn? Are these high speed roads really that safe? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our infographic.

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The Six Nations on Four Wheels

Read our top tips on driving in France and Italy plus learn some rugby and vehicle related trivia!

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What Autonomous Vehicles Mean For Society

“Distracted, drunk, falling asleep, falling prey to human perceptual deficits or cognitive biases, driving recklessly through over-confidence or erratically through under-confidence, ignorant of the traffic regulations or just plain criminally negligent, human drivers are forever stuck in version 1.0.” - Wired

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Driving In Australia

If you’re used to driving in the UK – or any country that drives on the left – chances are you won’t have many problems driving in Australia. But like anywhere, it pays to know about the local rules and road signs before you get behind the wheel.

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Driving In Canada

With its stunning landscapes, friendly people and wide roads, Canada offers one of the best driving experiences North America has to offer. Take the time to learn the key road rules before you go and you’ll be all set to enjoy a fantastic road trip.

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Driving In Iceland

With breath taking views accompanied by stunning scenery, driving in Iceland is one experience you could never forget. However, it’s important that as a driver you can prepare yourself for a different kind of driving experience than what you may be used to already. It’s more than simply driving on the other side of the road.

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Driving In Europe

Much of Europe may now be part of the European Union, but road rules throughout the continent are far from unified. Regulations governing speed limits, compulsory equipment and motorway tolls are just a few examples that vary wildly from country to country. But Europe also offers some of the world’s most spectacular driving routes, so it’s worth taking the time to familiarise yourself with the rules before you go.

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Driving in Germany

A combination of cultural treasure and beautiful landscapes make Germany a wonderful place to holiday, not to mention take a driving tour of. With such diverse and contrasting regions, as well as some stunning scenery, driving through this eastern European country can be a wonderful experience. Whether you plan on dedicating your entire holiday to exploring Germany, or you are simple passing through on your way to another country, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with Germany’s rules of the road.

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UK drivers unable to recognise even half of foreign road signs

Motoring incidents most likely in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Australia. UK drivers are unable to recognise even half of foreign road signs (46%), according to revealing new research from Insurance4CarHire (I4CH).

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Top Tips On Driving A Hire Car Abroad

Having a hire car on holiday could save you the hassle of sorting out transfers and offers you the freedom to really explore and get to grips with your holiday destination...

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A Guide To Driving In Spain

Spain is a lively, colourful country which attracts tourists from all over the world, however, if you’re not familiar with the place then driving around Spain could be a daunting thought.

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Driving In New Zealand

Driving around New Zealand is a great way to see the country. Traffic is generally light, the people are friendly and the scenery is spectacular. Brush up on the main rules of the road with our handy guide and you’ll be all set to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

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Driving In USA

If you’ve got time up your sleeve, hitting the open road is a wonderful way to take in some of the USA’s most spectacular and diverse landscapes. Drivers here tend to respect the road rules and their fellow drivers, which should make your trip even more enjoyable.

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Driving In & Through Cyprus

With minimal public transport available, hiring a car is one of the best ways to get out and explore the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. However, every country has their own set of driving rules, so make sure you read these pointers before you sit in the driver’s seat.

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A Guide To Driving In Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful, picturesque country to visit - and for UK residents it's just a quick hop over the water! However, there are some differences that you should be aware of when taking to the Irish roads.

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to do something special and celebrate your love for someone close to you. Cards and gifts may be fleeting, but the creation of memories with your loved one will last you a lifetime. So in honour of this, we’ve jotted down a few of the best ways to spend your Valentine’s Day this year.

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Keeping The Kids Entertained

Let's be honest, some car journeys with children can test your patience. From the inevitable, 'Are we nearly there yet?' to the demands for food/drink/a rest stop, travelling can become a headache – and that's before you've even factored in a traffic jam or two. Here at insurance4carhire.com, we've come up with our pick of the best ways to keep the kids – and you – entertained on your journey.

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Explore Germany By Car

Germany - well known for their outstanding engineering, famous for their annual festival - ‘Oktoberfest’, and home to the Frankfurter sausage.

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What you need to know about car hire without a paper license

The DVLA are set to scrap the use of the paper counterpart traditionally issued as standard with your driving license. But what will this mean for drivers who hire cars and will the alternative system cause difficulties for drivers? We’ve answered a few questions surrounding the topic to help keep you up to date with the changes.

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The Best Smartphone Apps For Your Driving Holiday

You’ve booked your car hire, sorted your insurance4carhire.com policy and got yourself and the kids packed. All you’ve got to do now is get to your destination(s) and have fun in doing so. Simple right?! Well in case you’re internal compass has a magnet next to it or you’re easily bored, we’ve put together a list of useful apps to keep you on the right track and entertained.

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Car Culture Around the World

How has the world's love affair with the automobile evolved over the years? Our infographic shows country stats around car production and use as well as futurologists predictions for the very near future. Global car culture explained, from Towergate

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Winter Car Hire Tips: Driving in the Ice and Snow

Whether you're planning to hire a car for a road trip to the Highlands of Scotland or off to the ski-slopes of France it's important to make sure you're safe whilst driving in the ice and snow during the winter months.

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Winter Car Hire - Things to Be Aware Of Whilst Driving Abroad

Thinking of going away this winter? Perhaps you're considering taking to the ski-slopes or taking a trip with the kids to meet Santa Claus in Lapland?

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How Well Do You Know The French Highway Code?

UK drivers fail to identify 50% of French road signs, according to revealing new research from insurance4carhire, but how well do you know the French highway code?

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