A Quick Guide to a Successful Europe Road Trip

Europe can certainly give road trippers the opportunity to experience a wide range of different traditions and cultures. Once you have booked, packed as well as secured a comprehensive insurance for your trip, you will be ready to explore the goodness of Europe. In this article, we have listed some tips on how to have a successful, fun and memorable road trip not only in Europe but also in other places you want to travel.

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Learn the Road Rules

The importance of learning the rules of the road shouldn’t be underestimated. The laws for driving always differ in every state or even country and government do not go easy on travelers who break them. Before you leave for your trip, make sure that you have learned what road you will be driving on to know if you need to have your car modified first. For example, in certain countries, you might need to purchase head lamp converters and in other countries, you need to make sure that you have handy first aid kits, warning triangles, and even reflective jackets in your car all the time. If you fail to do this, you will end up paying a fine or worse. Some countries in Europe, such as Spain, has a law that kids under the age of twelve are prohibited to sit in the vehicle’s front seat and smaller children is required to have an approved car seat. This is why it is imperative that you do your own piece of research before your travel.

Never Drink and Drive

In order to keep you and your passengers safe as well as to avoid a DUI charge during your road trip, do not drive if you have consumed any alcohol. In most countries and states, drunk driving is strictly prohibited. If you are charged with drunk driving, you can be easily caught due to their specialized devices and you can end up in jail, ruining your entire travel plan. In addition to that, never use your phone while driving and wear your seatbelt all the time when you’re behind the wheel. Ask your passengers to buckle up too to keep them safe.

Keep Some Euros on Hand

In most major countries in Europe, there are toll roads and they are mostly common in France. Therefore, ensure that you have kept some euros in your pocket in order to make sure that toll roads will not hold you back. Certainly, you don’t want to end up pleading with other drivers, not to mention how challenging it can be due language barriers, to borrow some euros from them.

Add Potentially Life Saving Contact Numbers to Your Phone

Storing important numbers on your phone especially when you are in an unfamiliar place can definitely give you peace of mind – after all, we can’t stop accidents to happen. The most important numbers you need to save on your phone are those for emergency situations such as police, ambulance, brigade and coastguard. It is also imperative that you have contact numbers of professional towing services that are surrounding the area so if your car accidentally malfunctioned, you can be able to ask help right away.

 

 

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