Skyscanner launches left-hand driving school following study

By Travolution
By Travolution
June 4, 2014 11:33 AM GMT

The first left-hand driving school is being established by Skyscanner to give holidaymakers the confidence they need to drive abroad.

This comes after research revealed that more than a quarter (27%) of British travellers admit to being afraid of driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road when abroad.

The travel search site is working with an elite team of driving instructors to offer free classes to travellers looking for best practice and advice to remain on the right side of foreign road laws.

More than a third (36%) of British travellers admit they don’t research driving laws before driving abroad and 24% would prefer their partners to do all the driving.

Skyscanner spokeswoman Mary Porter said: “With 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.

“Rules and regulations vary from country to country 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. There is so much to discover off the beaten track so we hope people make the most of it without the fear of driving abroad.”

The guide includes a list of national speed limits for UK’s most popular holiday destinations as well as a list of unusual road signs they may come across as this is cited as the most fearful part of driving overseas.

There are also tips on how to drive on the right, as well as a list of some of the more unusual driving laws from across the globe.


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