Book Theory Test Today investigates new left-hand driving school initiative introduced to combat Brit fears of driving abroad.
Driver training and testing in the UK is extensive with the theory test, hazard perception test and practical driving exam all in place to sufficiently equip learner drivers for life on Britainâ€™s roads. However, none of these tests cover the prospect of driving a vehicle abroad.
Book Theory Test Today says: â€œA recent survey highlighted that a quarter of British motorists are too scared to get behind the wheel abroad. 24% of motorists from the UK said they would prefer their partners to be on driving duty when overseas.â€
The new initiative is to be staged in Brixton, London, and the course consists of familiarisation with foreign road signs and roundabouts to help British motorists overcome the fear of driving while abroad.
Skyscanner, a car hire search engine, is partnering with driving instructors to provide free classes to travellers looking to practice and obtain advice before taking to the roads abroad. Thereâ€™s also a short theory test during the course to make sure that Brits are completely prepared for driving overseas.
The initiative has been set up following research that unveiled 27% of Brits confessed to being scared of driving on the opposite side of the road. The survey, which 1,084 motorists participated in, also revealed that 36% of British motorists did not research international driving laws before heading abroad.
Book Theory Test Today says: â€œThe prospect of driving abroad does frighten some motorists because itâ€™s unfamiliar. The UK theory test and practical driving exam obviously do not cover road laws abroad, so itâ€™s not uncommon for motorists to be apprehensive.â€
In a statement from Mary Porter of Skyscanner, she said: â€œWith two-thirds of the world’s countries driving on the right-hand side of the road we wanted to give British holidaymakers the confidence they need to drive overseas.â€
She added: â€œRules and regulations vary from country to country and neither our Highway Code, theory test or practical driving exam cover them, so we’ve also published a guide to provide some clarity for drivers including top tips on driving on the opposite side of the road. Thereâ€™s so much to discover off the beaten track so we hope people make the most of it without the fear of driving abroad.â€
Included in the Skyscanner guide are national speed limits for the most popular holiday destinations visited by Brits and a list of unusual road signs, which many British motorists cited as the scariest aspect of driving overseas.
The guide also features some top tips for driving on the right hand side of the road and an extensive list of some of the Worldâ€™s most unusual driving laws.
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