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Drivers urged to research foreign driving laws

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People taking their approved used cars on an overseas holiday this year have been urged to brush on the local road laws before travelling.

There are many small but significant discrepancies in driving laws across Europe and motorists who fail to realise this could unwittingly be breaking the law, according to Skoda.

The Czech car manufacturer has therefore teamed up with the RAC to produce a leaflet which provides a clear and concise guide for drivers.

For instance, in France, Italy and Germany the legal blood-alcohol limit is just 50mg per 100 ml of blood, while honking a car horn between 12:00 and 16:00 can lead to trouble with the Bulgarian police.

"Driving abroad should be an enjoyable experience and our aim is to provide travel information to our customers so that they have one less thing to worry about," said John Bower, head of aftersales at Skoda UK.

Britain may soon be following the lead shown by France, Italy and Germany when it comes to drink driving.

The North Review recently recommended lowering the legal limit to 50mg, a suggestion backed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.ADNFCR-2576-ID-19907577-ADNFCR

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