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    driving abroad whats the situation?

    Was just wondering if i was too go on a road trip to say france spain germany or sumwere like that am i able to or do i have to do something with my insurance or license or anything??

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    You have to have been driving atleast three years in the UK, and your insurers must be aware and might charge you extra.
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    hi there,I drive to Poland every year and I pass couple countries (holland,belgium,germany,sometimes czech republic)as far as I remember its only fird party abroad.I have fully comp insurance with europe breakdown cover.You def need steekers on your lights and if you go in winter to mountains area in some countries you need to have couple things in your boot.hope it helps a bit

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    You need to inform your insurance company when you are planing to go. Don't even think about going without breakdown cover.

    When you go you need your logbook with you and your insurance certificate to take with you. You also need fire extinguisher, stickers on your headlights, first aid kit.. in some countries high visibility jacket is a compulsory equipment as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordoklej View Post
    You need to inform your insurance company when you are planing to go. Don't even think about going without breakdown cover.

    When you go you need your logbook with you and your insurance certificate to take with you. You also need fire extinguisher, stickers on your headlights, first aid kit.. in some countries high visibility jacket is a compulsory exuipment as well.
    forgot about these as always got them in the car(apart from log book and certificate)
    my add that you need mot certificate as well

    P.S Mordoklej sounds really polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordoklej View Post
    You need to inform your insurance company when you are planing to go. Don't even think about going without breakdown cover.

    When you go you need your logbook with you and your insurance certificate to take with you. You also need fire extinguisher, stickers on your headlights, first aid kit.. in some countries high visibility jacket is a compulsory exuipment as well.
    cheers for the info everyone so mordoklej do i need to have been driving a certain length of tym?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARK View Post
    P.S Mordoklej sounds really polish
    Really? What does it mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrasetsie View Post
    cheers for the info everyone so mordoklej do i need to have been driving a certain length of tym?
    As long as you have full driving licence you can legally drive abroad AFAIK.

    It's more the question whether your insurance company has any requirements regarding your driving experience to give you a cover abroad. Check your policy and T&C, if in doubt just contact them and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordoklej View Post
    Really? What does it mean?
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    I will be really suprised if you got nothing to do with Poland

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    In France I think you also need a full set of spare bulbs.
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