Driving in Europe Checklist


Travelling to Europe can be an exciting and unforgettable experience, especially if you plan on driving to explore the different countries and their unique cultures. However, driving in Europe can be quite different from driving in the UK, so, whether you're planning a road trip across Europe or just driving to your holiday destination, it's essential to be prepared. Here are some tips to help you have a safe and stress-free journey:

If you're planning to drive in Europe, it's important to make sure you're prepared. Here's a checklist of things you should consider before setting off:

  1. Check your documentation: You'll need a valid driving licence, insurance that covers you for driving in Europe and vehicle registration documents.
  2. Proof of ID such as your passport
  3. Travel insurance documents
  4. European breakdown cover
  5. Know the rules of the road: Each country has its own driving laws and regulations, so make sure you're familiar with them before you start driving.
  6. Pack an emergency kit: This should include items such as a first aid kit, warning triangle, high-visibility vest, and spare bulbs.
  7. Get the right equipment: Some European countries require you to carry specific equipment such as snow chains or a breathalyser, so check before you travel.
  8. Consider tolls and charges: Some roads in Europe require you to pay a toll or a congestion charge, so make sure you have the correct change or payment method.
  9. Ensure your vehicle's tax and MOT are valid and up-to-date
  10. Crit'air sticker if you're driving to certain areas in France. 

By following this checklist, you'll be well-prepared for driving in Europe and can enjoy a safe and stress-free journey. Driving in Europe should be an exhilarating experience and with a little bit of preparation you can make the most of your journey and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and cultures that Europe has to offer. So remember to check your documentation, familiarise yourself with the rules of the road, pack your emergency kit and ensure you have the right equipment according to the country you're driving in. 

By following these tips and advice, you can have a safe and stress-free journey, and make unforgettable memories along the way. So, belt up, hit the road, and enjoy the ride!