Do you drive when you go abroad? If so, what’s your biggest fear about it – if you have one?
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a survey has found the biggest fear of Brits driving abroad is driving on the wrong side of the road. Express.co.uk are reporting that 26% of participants of a recent survey said that this was their biggest worry.
22% also said that they were worried about not understanding foreign road signs.
4% of people said that they’d been involved in a collision abroad and 3% said that they had been the victim of road rage when driving abroad.
Additionally, and rather worryingly, 30% of motorists who were questioned for this research didn’t know the emergency telephone number, should trouble arise when driving abroad.
If you do hit trouble abroad and need urgent assistance, you should dial 112.
RAC European Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams said: “On the face of it there may appear much to be concerned about with about driving in Europe, but in reality many of these worries are easily overcome through some simple preparation and research. Driving on the wrong side of the road is perhaps the most obvious concern which is probably far more likely to happen on a quiet, deserted country road than it is on a busy town or city road”.
“Interestingly, the RAC European Breakdown survey found that more than a third (37%) of those questioned hadn’t even driven in Europe with 18% of those admitting to feeling worried by the thought”.
“Accidents can and do happen on roads abroad but they are probably far less frequent than many would imagine. Should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident or even witness one, it’s vital to know the right number to call to get help so it was very worrying to see that more people were unaware of the 112 emergency number this year than they were last year when 38% knew the correct answer.”
RAC European Breakdown carried out the study, and the full article by Express.co.uk can be found here –