International Driving

Driving overseas can be a nerve-racking experience for U.S. and Candian

motorists, especially in countries like Mexico and Italy where traffic may

be heavier and drivers more aggressive than they are in a city like Ottawa

or Des Moines.

Driving on the left (as in Britain, Ireland, and Australia) is another

challenge that can leave foreign motorists wishing they'd stuck with pub-

lic transportation.

Before driving abroad, study these Web sites:

 

General Comments on the European Traffic Code

http://www.travlang.com/signs

This site is a visual nightmare, but the information is helpful. Links

take you to pages with international traffic signs that you'll see in

many regions, not just Europe.

 

Moto-Europa

http://www.ideamerge.com/motoeuropa/

Click the "Chapters" link for exhaustive information on driving in

Europe. You can also rent a vehicle, buy insurance, or line up a

traveling companion on the rideshare board.

 

Visiting Britain: Car Hire and Travel

http://www.soon.org.uk/britcart.htm

Rules, tips, and a plug for the invaluable London Parking Guide are

available here.