United Kingdom By car

Road rules

In United Kingdom you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Speed limits

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 113 km/h (70 mph) on motorways, 113 km/h (70 mph) on expressways, 48 km/h (29 mph) in all built-up areas and 97 km/h (60 mph) on undivided highways.

Turn on red

Left turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it.

Alcohol

It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%.

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Driving side (left or right), transmission (manual or automatic), speed limits, alcohol limit and turn on red allowance.


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On the road

Fuel

Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Super unleaded (98), Unleaded (95) or petrol. Petrol costs about £1.27 (€1.42) per liter.

Diesel option is called Diesel. Diesel costs about £1.30 (€1.45) per liter.

Petrol stations

Most popular petrol stations in United Kingdom are Asda, BP, Esso, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Shell and Tesco.

Traffic news

Road assistance is available at 0800 88 77 66 (Automobile Association AA) or 0333 2000 999 (RAC). For general news on United Kingdom's traffic use Automobile Association (AA), Highways England or Traffic England. For news on United Kingdom’s motorways and tolls use M6 toll, Transport for London or UK Toll Roads.









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Common petrol stations names, petrol types and local names as well as full contact information (telephone, email, website, radio frequency) for traffic news, motorways and road assistance services.


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Driving license

Only original license is required

Since both France and United Kingdom are part of the European Economic Area your driving license will be valid in United Kingdom without any additional documents required. If you do not have a new plastic, credit-sized driving license you can still use your existing license.

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Requirement of original, local or IDP (International Drivers Permit) license when abroad as a tourist.


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