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Stay road safe abroad, says IAM

Posted by Freddy Morton

Motorists and owners of Dometic caravan fridges have been given road safety advice for driving overseas.

Simon Elstow, head of training at IAM Drive & Survive, warned that getting in a car in continental Europe can be dangerous as they drive on the right, a fact that is easy to forget on an empty road.

He suggested that motorists should nominate one member of the party to be the co-driver, with their role to remind the person behind the wheel which side of the road to be on.

An easy way to get used to driving on the right is to use motorways as soon as entering the country, as signs and traffic flow will help guide the driver into the right position.

"Driving abroad, whether on holiday or for work is a very different experience. Do your homework before you go for a safe and fuel-efficient journey," Mr Elstow said.

Brits travelling to France need to be aware of the legal requirement to carry a reflective jacket and warning triangle while on the road.