Travelling Abroad this Summer?

Travelling Abroad this Summer?

 Are you aware of the different rules of the country you are travelling to?

Below is some useful information on different countries rules along with some very bizarre ones.


In Europe, unless your car has got number plates that include a GB symbol, you’ll need to display a GB sticker.

It is compulsory for all cars on French roads to carry a portable breathalyser, however you are temporarily no longer subject to a fine if you are not carrying one as supplies are low, motorists in France are also legally obliged to carry a warning triangle and fluorescent vest.

First aid kits are compulsory when travelling in Croatia.

In some cities in Spain, cars must be parked on different sides of the road according to the day of the week.

In France, children under 10 are not allowed to travel on the front seat of a vehicle without a special child restraint.

In Sweden, it is compulsory for all motor vehicles to use dipped headlights during daytime, all year round and on all roads.

In Cyprus, unnecessary use of the horn is prohibited. It is also prohibited to use a horn between 10pm and 6am and in the vicinity of hospitals.

In Spain, if you need to wear glasses, you are required to carry an additional pair when driving.

In Germany, a vehicle is considered to be parked if it remains in the same place for more than three minutes.

In Portugal, it is illegal to carry a can of petrol at any time.

Albania has seen fit to explicitly outlaw getting behind the wheel with a blindfold on.

However, the US state of Alaska has a particularly weird law when it comes to dogs and driving. It’s illegal to tie a dog to the roof of your vehicle.

In Denmark you’re supposed to check for any children hiding beneath the vehicle before firing up the engine. Clearly they take their games of hide and seek pretty seriously.

Planning on making the long drive to Russia? If so, make sure you pack a shammy leather – having a vehicle in less than pristine condition can land you a fine.

What’s more, there’s no actual detail on what counts as ‘dirty’ – it’s all up to the individual cop’s discretion. So don’t leave it to chance, and keep your motor spotless.