If you are planning on driving abroad, there are various things you want to know. The last thing you want to do is book a rental car and not know about what to expect. A few tips can provide you with greater confidence upon arrival.
Depending upon where you are traveling, the road signs and the laws on the road may be considerably different. It is best to prepare for what you are going to see so that you don’t break any laws and so that you can drive safely.
You may need more than your state driver’s license in order to be legal on the roads. An International Driving Permit may be required, and the rental car company will tell you what you need. An IDP can easily be obtained from AAA and various other clubs for a small fee.
Some kind of insurance should be in place for when you are driving the rental car. You don’t want to be out of pocket for a car accident or any other damage that may occur to the car, even when it’s parked.
A GPS unit can be rented so that you don’t have to depend upon the GPS within your smart phone. Particularly when you are in another country, data roaming charges can add up quickly.
If you are going to be driving on the other side of the road, you may also want to familiarize yourself with this. If you are going to drive into any of the city centers, you may also want to depend upon public transportation because navigating the congested roads can be overwhelming.
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