SKYSCANNER has launched the first ever left hand driving school to give holiday-goers the confidence they need to drive abroad after research* out today reveals that over a quarter (27%) of British travellers admit to being afraid of driving on the opposite side of the road.
As families embark on the great British getaway this summer, the travel search site has teamed up with an elite team of driving instructors to offer free classes to travellers looking for best practice and advice to remain on the right side of foreign road laws.
Over a THIRD (36%) of British travellers admit they don’t research driving laws before driving abroad and 24 per cent would prefer their partners to do all the driving.
Skyscanner’s Mary Porter commented: “With two-thirds of the world’s countries driving on the right-hand side of the road we wanted to give British holidaymakers the confidence they need to drive overseas. Rules and regulations vary from country to country so we’ve also published a guide (www.skyscanner.net/news/driving-abroad-guides) to provide some clarity for drivers including top tips on driving on the opposite side of the road. There is so much to discover off the beaten track so we hope people make the most of it without the fear of driving abroad.”
The guide not only includes a list of national speed limits for UK’s most popular holiday destinations for car hire but also a list of unusual road signs they may come across as well as key driving laws from across the globe.
For those looking for the cheapest car hire options download Skyscanner’s car hire app or visit the website at www.skyscanner.net/carhire
*Total sample size was 1,084 adults and fieldwork was undertaken in May 2014. The survey was carried out online via Skyscanner and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
**Applicants must be 25 - 70 years old and must have a clean and valid driving licence. Terms and conditions apply.
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Updated: 12 July 2014 - Left Hand Driving School Goes Live!