Ultimate Overseas Driving Guide

overseas-drivingIf you are intending to negotiate the chaos of Bangkok driving or battle the streets of Brazil be sure to check out our members guide for driving overseas.

Some destinations are seen to be akin to driving on Australian roads. A lower speed limit in New Zealand seems to be the only significant difference in that country. Canadian drivers are heralded for their courtesy and one member enjoys the logic of the road rules in Canada.

There are some countries where there are additional considerations. One member warns that PNG driving carries with it the risks associated with no speed limits and a history of car jacking. In Thailand, a flashing of the lights is an indicator that an oncoming car has no intention of stopping. The dreaded double round-about (essentially a figure 8) in the UK is a foreign drivers logistical nightmare. The mantra in Saudi Arabia seems to be “anything goes”. While in China, our members recommend drivers get familiar with their horns.

You may also need to obtain an International Driving Permit if you wish to rent a car overseas.

If your driving skills have been tested or refined in overseas travel share your adventures (or mis-adventures!) HERE.


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