Read our top tips on driving in France and Italy plus learn some rugby and vehicle related trivia!
“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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A driving tour is one of the best ways to experience France. With winging roads leading to quaint villages, huge vineyards and snowy mountains, the French countryside is a beautiful place to drive. All you need is a sense of adventure and a sound knowledge of the French rules of the road. Make sure you head to a local market first, stock up on some continental cuisine and stop off at one of the picnic areas along the way.
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.
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.
What’s not to love about driving through Italy? The stunning scenery, expansive roads, not to mention the Amalfi Coast, often hailed as one of the best driving routes in the world. Every stop you make is likely to reward you with historic treasures and glorious views, but before you get set off, make sure you have arranged adequate car hire insurance, and check out our guide below to driving in Italy.
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.
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.
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.
Germany - well known for their outstanding engineering, famous for their annual festival - ‘Oktoberfest’, and home to the Frankfurter sausage.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
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).
Driving in wintry conditions always presents risks, but when driving on unfamiliar roads it’s particularly important to familiarise yourself with local rules and precautions to keep you and your passengers safe. Check out our infographic guide for general advice on winter driving, with country specific tips.
Take the unfamiliar route, and take on the road! We have identified some of the world’s most inspiring road trip routes for you to tackle year round, spanning Europe to South America. And including the key facts, sights, and cuisines to look forward to. So take a look at our infographic, and get those Instagrams ready!