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Driving in Europe

Rules and regulations you need to know

When driving in Europe, there are numerous rules and regulations, bye laws and procedures that differ from country to country. The AA can, in most cases, provide detailed information for the motorist travelling to Europe.

  • Driving Licence and/or International Driving Permit (IDP)
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (Log Book) 
  • Evidence of Motor Insurance 
  • Passport 
  • A Warning Triangle 
  • Nationality Plate 
  • Headlight Converters / Dipped Headlights 

In preparation for hard driving over unfamiliar roads, have your vehicle serviced before you go. Make sure that you have clear all-round vision; ideally, rear view mirrors should be fitted to both sides of your vehicle. If your car’s tyres are likely to be worn down to below 2mm before you get back, replace them before you leave.