'Plan ahead' before driving abroad
28 July 2009 08:19
Travel insurance holders have been urged to plan ahead before they drive while they are overseas.
Managing editor for the Backpackers Ultimate Guide Tim Uden explained that holidaymakers should research the place they are going to be in order to familiarise themselves with road signs and rules such as road tolls and parking requirements.
He also suggested parking just outside large cities and taking public transport inside them.
"You'll not only save your sanity, but you'll also save a lot of money in parking fees," he pointed out.
In addition, drivers were reminded that the names of places in European countries may be different to what they are in English.
The RAC recently reported that while one-third of motorists are preparing to drive in the continent this year, 35 per cent do not know what to do if they have an accident and two-thirds do not know the number to call emergency services.