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.

Key rules, regulations and things to know:

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office

British government website. Contains general information about driving abroad and gives you the option to search for specific advice by country.


As well as tips on driving abroad, Michelin’s website allows you to explore potential routes based on whether you want to get from A to B quickly, economically or scenically. It also allows you to generate maps that highlight Michelin-starred restaurants, Michelin Green Guide sights, and hotels.