When you go driving to the other countries in Europe, you need to prepare yourself with sufficient information from the best driving instructors Liverpool of the rules as well as orientation of a new situation in driving that’s getting you back to just seem a novice motorist.
For example, when you’re driving in France which uses right hand drive, overtaking there, is also far more dangerous than usual when you’re still using your left-hand drive car from Britain due to a lack of view up ahead. So, if possible you should avoid overtaking.
Driving on the right side of the road in France also needs you to be extra careful in the roundabouts because this part of the road can be confusing. Even the roundabouts in the United Kingdom (UK) that we are accustomed to, can be confusing too.
The vehicles on the UK roundabouts rotate in a clockwise direction whilst in France that motorists drive on the right side of the road, the vehicles rotate in a counter clockwise direction which means we must give way to the right.
Trying to remember who to give way to and from which direction, can be a little confusing when you’re in the thick of it, so try to keep it simpler. Be relaxed and drive slow to give yourself enough time to observe the traffic flow, lanes and signs when approaching a roundabout.
If you miss your exit, simply proceed or continue round again in order to find the correct one. Don’t panic and make any dangerous manoeuvres to reach your exit.
Then try to remember this when you’re approaching a junction. Drivers in countries that drive on the left will approach a T-junction and prioritise their observations to the right, especially if making a left turn at the junction. The opposite applies in countries that drive on the right.
Remember that faster vehicles will overtake you on the left side of your car. So, if possible, stay in the right lane until you’ll be accustomed to the differences. If you’re planning to overtake the vehicle in front before entering the left or middle lane, make sure to check the left car blind spot before doing so.
With regards to quiet roads, this is the tip you should always remember. Quiet roads such as country roads or driving at night when roads are quiet are where you may initially find yourself most vulnerable. It’s the busy roads that allows you to safely follow the flow of traffic and firmly places you on the right hand side of the road.
The roads with only few vehicles are travelling often leave the motorist at wheel from the left-hand drive country like UK to feel more relaxed, so the possibility for him/her to likely resort to old habits, such as driving on the left. A common example may be exiting a T-junction into the left lane, or making a left or right turn and taking up the wrong side of the road when entering the new road.
Although you’re likely to notice your error quickly and take immediate action, it only takes a moment for an accident to occur.