Driving and drivers licences

Driving and drivers licenses in England

Tips and guidelines for driving a motorhome in England

Basic driving rules in England

Driving is always on the left hand side of the road.

Pedestrians must always look right before crossing.

You must have your national or international drivers license on you at all times.

In traffic circles, traffic moves in a clockwise direction.

It is important to stick to the left side of the road on small streets and narrow country roads to avoid oncoming vehicles.

All of the occupants of the vehicle must wear a seat-belt, in the front of the vehicle as well as at the back. Child car seats and booster seats must also be used when necessary.

The speed limit is indicated in "miles per hour" mph.

Always overtake on the right and leave a good distance before merging back into your lane especially in front of trucks.

The roads are categorized as:

  • M for large highways (3 or 4 lanes), they are free of charge
  • A for large, two way streets (1 or 2 lanes)
  • B for the small streets, where street signs are normally marked on the road

The speed limit for motorhomes is:

  • 30 mph in cities
  • 50 mph outside of towns
  • 60 mph on seperated, paved roads
  • 60 mph on higways 

Using a cell phone while driving is prohibited. 

The legal blood-alcohol limit is less than 0.8 g/l

Be aware that traffic signals differ from vertical to horizontal from one country to another. Pay attention and adjust your driving!

This information is subject to change from time to time. Be sure double check before your trip.


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