Driving in Europe this summer?

Whether you plan to take your own car over land and sea or opt for a fly-drive package with a hire car, here is our essential guide to safe driving in Europe once you reach your destination country.

Be prepared

Your sat-nav is your best friend. Just make sure your software is fully updated for the regions in which you will be driving. Also be aware of special compliance requirements, for example, in some countries it is illegal to use sat-nav equipment which uses radar to detect fixed location speed cameras. It is also a good idea not to completely rely on technology and carry a good old fashioned road map as a backup.

Keep yourself right

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Still have a paper driving licence?

You may or may not know that in June this year, the DVLA abolished the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence, as well as enhancing its digital checking services.

Yet around 7 million GB drivers still hold a paper driving licence (that is, any licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998) and some of our customers may well be among them.

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