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Brits warned of German road laws ahead of the Euros

by LLB staff reporter
10th Jun 24 8:32 am

Football fans planning a trip to Germany for the Euros have been warned about major driving laws and regulations.

Travel insurance comparison experts at Quotezone.co.uk have researched the eight crucial driving differences in Germany, so Brits avoid being caught out on the road trip of a lifetime.

Over 2.7 million tickets will be available to the fans of participating teams and the general public, and it is estimated 800,000 British fans could head across the channel for the competition.

Fans planning to hire a vehicle to make the most of their trip have been warned to research the local driving laws and motoring etiquette.

Motorists risk penalties such as large fines, penalty points and even driving bans for breaking the law while in Germany.

Drivers need to be aware of the higher driving age, they must be aged 18 or over and hold a full, valid driving licence to drive there legally.

Greg Wilson, CEO and motoring insurance expert at Quotezone.co.uk said: “Excitement is building amongst football fans, with an estimated 800,000 Brits planning to travel overseas to watch the tournament.

“There will be venues over ten of the main regions of Germany, including Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg.  Many fans will likely want to travel across the country to experience the tournament in the different cities and will be looking to hire a car to make the most of the trip.

“The tournament will be an incredible experience for football fans worldwide, but anyone choosing to drive while in Germany must be aware of the wide range of driving differences.

“Roads across Germany have varying speed limits and a high volume of speed cameras, so it’s crucial to stick to the speed limit and approach unfamiliar aspects with caution because travelling just 1km over the limit could result in a fine.

“Other important motoring rules to understand with the Euros commencing include the strict drink-drive limit which bans anyone under 21 driving with any alcohol in their system.”

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