Business Traveller Driving Abroad
Obtain an International Drivers Permit (IDP). This can be purchased through your AAA Club (or similar). Have your passport photos and a completed application. There will be a fee involved. Carry both your IDP and your local/state driver’s license with you at all times.
- Some countries have a minimum and maximum driving age. Check the laws before you drive in any country.
- Always “buckle up”. Some countries have penalties for people who violate this law.
- If you rent a car, always purchase the liability insurance. If you do not, this could lead to financial disaster.
- As many countries have different driving rules, obtain a copy of them before you begin driving in that country.
- If the drivers in the country you are visiting drive on the opposite side of the road than in the U.S., practice driving in a less populated area before attempting to drive during the heavy traffic part of the day.
- Be aware of the countryside you will be driving in. Many countries require you to honk your horn before going around a sharp corner or to flash your lights before passing.
- Find out before you start your journey that has the right of way in a traffic circle.
- Always know the route you will be traveling. Have a copy of a good road map, and chart your course before beginning.
- Do not pick up hitchhikers or strangers.
- When entering your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.
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