Ttips on how to drive safely on the Continent

Millions of us have started the annual exodus to Europe in our cars this summer, but research shows we might need to brush up on our driving when on the continent – watch this video from the Institute of Advanced Motorists RoadSmart for tips and info on some little known road rules you could come across in Europe this summer…(hint, don’t ever drive in flip-flops…..)

Millions of motorists have started heading off to the continent, flocking to French, Italian, Spanish hotspots and beyond in their trusty motors.

But a new study, suggests Brits clearly need to brush up on their foreign driving skills before going Continental.

According to the Zuto report, 37% of Brits driving abroad admit to getting lost, 23% have forgotten which side of the road they are meant to be driving on (!) and 14% have driven the wrong way around a roundabout.

But mistakes can lead to mishaps or worse – 8% have been stopped for speeding, one in twenty have been stopped for a law they’d never heard of and an unlucky 4% have had an accident while driving abroad.

The data categorically shows that continental motoring blunders leave us out of pocket to the tune of £126 on average, with on the spot fines or repairs costing us dear.

To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, watch our video to find out what you need to know before leaving and some top tips on how to drive safely on the continent.