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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

By Julian Parish
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21x14.8cm • 144 pages • 482 images

ISBN: 978-1-845847-88-3

£ 9.99 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• All you need to know for a safe and enjoyable European trip
• Helps you plan your trip and check information on the road
• Reassurance for the first-timer … and the latest facts for regular travellers
• General guidance on driving abroad, and country-specific information
• Specific advice: driving in cities, towing, winter driving …

• What to do in an emergency: breakdowns, accidents, car crime …
• Comprehensive coverage: specific information for 50 European countries
• Speed limits, local rules, and motorway tolls in each country
• Extensively illustrated with 200 photos, plus road signs and port maps (UK & Continent)
• Includes UK information for visitors from USA and Australia


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Worried about driving abroad? With this handy guide, you needn’t be!

This easy to use guide helps you to prepare for your European trip, and check the information you require on the road. With unrivalled coverage, it provides the key facts you need to drive in 50 countries across Europe – as well as general advice to help you deal with the unexpected, no matter where you are!


Whether you’re planning a long touring holiday in your own car, or hiring a car locally on a business trip or holiday, this guide will give you all the information you require. Whatever your destination in Europe, you’ll find everything need to prepare for your trip and to cope with the unfamiliar. There are sections on dealing with everything – from winter driving, to towing a caravan, from travelling with pets, to taking a classic car overseas. And – should the worst happen – there’s also clear guidance on what to do in the case of a breakdown or accident.
With chapters covering Western Europe (including France), Southern Europe, Northern Europe, and Central & Eastern Europe – 50 individual countries – all the information is based on extensive local research, and includes comprehensive details of speed limits, drink/driving rules, motorway tolls, mountain passes, and other local regulations. Extensive illustrations help you recognise and understand unfamiliar signs, whilst more than 25 port maps guide you safely to terminals in the UK and on the Continent.

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For reviews of Europe: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts, please visit

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More than 4 million British motorists drive overseas every year … but 76% of them feel nervous about it.

Wherever you drive in Europe, this guide gives you the facts you need for a safe and enjoyable trip.

• Practical, easy to use layout with general information and four regional chapters
• Based on extensive research from in-country sources and feedback from travellers
• Comprehensive details of speed limits, drink/drive rules and local regulations
• Essential information on using motorways, including tolls & passes
• Extensive illustrations of local road signs
• Port maps for terminals in the UK and on the Continent
• Key facts for mountain passes & tunnels in the Alps
• Includes a handy checklist of what to take on your trip


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