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From a record fine to monster traffic jams - 13 horror facts about driving abroad -

Nice, the holiday begins! Until you cross the border without knowing it and do something that is not allowed and the German, French, Icelandic or Cypriot Brommustache mercilessly throws you on the ticket. A warned person counts for two, so read these facts before you leave.

1. Refueling is the most expensive in Northern Europe. The suggested retail price for petrol in Iceland, Finland and Norway currently fluctuates around 2 euros.

2. In Germany you can get a fine if you stop along the road due to a shortage of petrol.

3. Apps and navigation systems that warn you about speed cameras are prohibited in countries such as France, Germany and Switzerland. Even if this on you
phone can be found, you risk a fine.

4. In Cyprus you always have to keep both hands on the wheel, unless of course you change gear. Waving at someone is an offence.


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5. A fresh day in Spain? Then don't drive with your thick coat on. The fine for this is 200 euros. But driving in your swimwear on a scorching hot day is also not allowed. Eating and drinking, smoking, applying make-up or taking something out of your glove compartment can also be fined in Spain.

6. Driving with bare feet or flip flops is not only prohibited in Spain, but also in France, Portugal and Greece.

7. In Germany you can already be charged with threats by giving light signals or raising your middle finger.

8. If your vehicle (for example with a caravan behind it) cannot drive 100 km/h, you are not allowed to use the left lane in Switzerland.

9. In Switzerland, the amount of a fine for a serious traffic offense is partly determined by the income of the driver. The fine record is therefore in the name of a Swiss millionaire. He drove 137 km / h in 2010, where you were only allowed 80. The fine? 240,000 euros.

10. If you wet a pedestrian in Great Britain by driving your car through a puddle, you risk a fine.

11. Did your car get dirty? In Switzerland, Sweden and Greece you are not allowed to wash your car on Sunday. In Iceland it is not allowed on the street, while in Romania and Russia you can get a fine if you drive around with a dirty car.

12. Last year, the traffic jam record was broken in France on black Saturday: on July 10, there were no fewer than 11,142 kilometers of traffic jams. That's nine times the distance from Lille in the north to Nice on the Côte d'Azur!

13. Finally, the Black Saturdays of 2023: this year July 29 and August 5 and 12 have been designated.

This post was last modified on August 17, 2023 4:20 am


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