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73% of UK motorists wrong footed while driving abroad

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Some 73 per cent of Britons have been caught out while driving abroad.

This is according to research by Aviva and it highlights how motorists fall foul of the rules of the road when in a foreign country.

Nearly three-in-ten misread or misunderstand signs, while 16 per cent have driven on the wrong side of the road and 16 per cent get worried by the volume of traffic they might encounter.

Nigel Bartram, senior motor underwriter at Aviva, said: "Most of us will be jumping into a car when we go off on holiday this summer and will cover hundreds of miles in pursuit of a well-earned break."

However, the expert observed individuals need to realise that getting behind the wheel in another nation presents a range of risks.

Typically, the route will be unfamiliar and so people need to make sure they are alert at all times in case they have to react to a hazard at short notice.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801407020-ADNFCR

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