Driving in France
Driving in France can be quite a daunting thought but believe us when we tell you it’s not actually that much different than driving in the UK.
There are however many minor differences to bear in mind when driving in another country. These include such things as a difference in driving habits, rules and regulations and of course laws.
You must therefore be aware of these differences to ensure you have both a safe and enjoyable journey.
The MOST important thing that you need to be aware of, take note of and get used to is that the French drive on the righthand side of the road.
Although this can be quite daunting and also feel quite unusual at first, it won’t take long for you to feel like you’ve been driving on the right for ever. It is possible to get drive right stickers to put on your dashboard. These are handy little reminders just in case you become a little forgetful on holiday.
One of the strangest and most misunderstood things about driving in France is the give way rule. Now we’ll cover this in more detail later on but to give you an idea of what it entails. When you drive in France to ensure you don’t end up in an accident, try and make sure you give way to the right! Now on some roads, junctions you’ll have priority but we recommend you still take care. There are many roads and junctions where priority isn’t marked and you could find yourself in a spot of bother if you don’t take care.