British motorists admit to driving on wrong side of the road

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A survey by the insurer Swiftcover has revealed 1.7m British motorists find themselves driving on the wrong side of the road when abroad.

The survey reveals that Italy is the most dangerous European country to drive in followed by France and Germany, although these are amongst the countries mostly likely to be frequented by Britons driving abroad. Funnily enough, British motorists do not accept they are to blame for bad driving and hold local motorists, the poor state of roads abroad and the difficulty of driving on the other side of the road as the main cause of problems when abroad.

My advice is to ensure you have comprehensive motor and breakdown insurance before driving abroad and familiarise yourself with the local rules of the road - the requirements can be very different and much stricter than driving in the UK.

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