Are you ready to drive in Europe?

Navigating the roads of the continent, and making sure you stay on the right side of the law as well as the right side of the road, can be tricky. Put your knowledge to the test by taking our quiz.

To find out more about driving in Europe, check out our guide Driving in Western Europe: what you need to know. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident abroad that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with a member of the JMW team by calling us on 0800 054 6570 or by filling in our online form.

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In which country is it prohibited to use cruise control on congested motorways and some motorways during roadworks?

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The answer is Belgium.

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The correct answer was Belgium.

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Question 2 / 10

Sat nav systems that show fixed speed camera locations are banned in most European countries

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Most countries in Europe ban the use of sat nav systems that show the location of fixed speed cameras and so you should disable this function if taking one abroad. In addition, it is illegal to use or carry a police speed trap detection device across most of Europe.

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Most countries in Europe ban the use of sat nav systems that show the location of fixed speed cameras and so you should disable this function if taking one abroad. In addition, it is illegal to use or carry a police speed trap detection device across most of Europe.

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In Europe, motorcycles only have to use dipped headlights after 6pm

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Motorcycles must use dipped headlights at all times during the day.

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Motorcycles must use dipped headlights at all times during the day.

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In France, children under the age of 10 are not allowed to travel in the front seat unless
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Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to travel in the front seat unless:

  • the rear seat is already occupied by children under 10 years old
  • there is no rear seat
  • there are no seat belts in the rear
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Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to travel in the front seat unless:

  • the rear seat is already occupied by children under 10 years old
  • there is no rear seat
  • there are no seat belts in the rear
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Question 5 / 10

In Italy, the legal alcohol limit for drivers with less than three years’ experience is
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In Italy, there is a zero limit for drivers with less than three years’ driving experience and professional drivers. The legal limit for other drivers is 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

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In Italy, there is a zero limit for drivers with less than three years’ driving experience and professional drivers. The legal limit for other drivers is 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

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In Portugal, it is illegal to drive slower than 60km/h (37mph) on the motorway

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In Portugal, it is illegal to drive slower than 60km/h (37mph) on the motorway.

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The minimum speed limit on motorways in Portugal is 31mph (50 km/h) and the maximum is 74mph (120km/h).

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In Germany, there are no maximum speed limits on motorways

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The maximum speed limit on German motorways is 80mph (130km/h). However, some rural sections of the motorway have no upper-speed limit, but the Highway Code states the vehicle must be under control at all times.

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The maximum speed limit on German motorways is 130km/h (80mph). However, some rural sections of the motorway have no upper-speed limit, but the Highway Code states the vehicle must be under control at all times.

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In Luxembourg, if you wish to park in an area that does not have any street lighting you must leave your sidelights on

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In addition, you must use your dipped headlights in tunnels and if visibility is reduced to less than 100 metres, i.e. due to fog, snow or heavy rain.

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You must leave your sidelights on if you wish to park in an area that does not have any street lighting. In addition, you must use your dipped headlights in tunnels and if visibility is reduced to less than 100 metres, i.e. due to fog, snow or heavy rain.

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In Ireland, you must not use your horn in built-up areas between 11:30pm and 7am

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You can use your horn between 11:30pm and 7am if there is a traffic emergency.

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You can use your horn between 11:30pm and 7am if there is a traffic emergency.

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When driving in Europe, you should carry with you
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When driving in Europe, you could be asked to show your documents at any time, and failure to do so could result in a fine or your car taken away.

It is important to check what documentation you need for any country you are going to be driving in before you travel.

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When driving in Europe, you could be asked to show any of the following documents at any time, and failure to do so could result in a fine or your car taken away:

  • Your valid full (not provisional) driving licence (including the paper copy)
  • A copy of your DVLA driver record and a licence check code
  • An International Driving Permit
  • Your vehicle's registration document (V5C) (the original not a copy)
  • Your motor insurance certificate
  • Your passport(s)
  • Your travel insurance documents

It is important to check what documentation you need for any country you are going to be driving in before you travel.

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Your Results

Congratulations! You have now completed the Are you ready to drive in Europe? quiz by JMW.

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Oh dear - looks like you could do to do a bit of homework before you start driving in Europe! Brush up on your knowledge by taking a look at our guide Driving in Western Europe: what you need to know

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If you have had a road traffic accident while abroad that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. To speak to a member of JMW’s accidents abroad team, get in touch by calling us on:

0800 054 6570
or by filling in our online form and we will get back to you.

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Your Results

Congratulations! You have now completed the Are you ready to drive in Europe? quiz by JMW.

YOU SCORED:

out of 10

Not bad - but definitely room for improvement! Brush up on your knowledge by taking a look at our guide Driving in Western Europe: what you need to know

Share your results:

If you have had a road traffic accident while abroad that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. To speak to a member of JMW’s accidents abroad team, get in touch by calling us on:

0800 054 6570
or by filling in our online form and we will get back to you.

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Your Results

Congratulations! You have now completed the Are you ready to drive in Europe? quiz by JMW.

YOU SCORED:

out of 10

Great work! Make sure all of your travelling companions are as clued up as you are - take a look at our guide Driving in Western Europe: what you need to know

Share your results:

If you have had a road traffic accident while abroad that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. To speak to a member of JMW’s accidents abroad team, get in touch by calling us on:

0800 054 6570
or by filling in our online form and we will get back to you.

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