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News: Driving school offers free lessons for nervous Brits driving abroad

A driving school has opened claiming to be the first to offer nervous British holidaymakers instruction on driving abroad.


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A DRIVING school has opened claiming to be the first to offer nervous British holidaymakers instruction on driving abroad.

Two-thirds of the world’s countries drive on the right-hand side of the road but new research shows that over a quarter of British drivers are afraid of doing so. In addition, over a third of British travellers admit they don’t research driving laws before driving abroad and 24% would prefer their partners to do all the driving.

The new Left-hand Driving School is operated by Skyscanner, a holiday search company, and will give nervous British drivers a free lesson in classes scheduled to run on July 12 in Brixton, London. Driving instructors will help students understand major foreign road signs, how to navigate roundabouts and how to feel more at home on the “wrong” side of the car.

The company has also published a guide to the rules and regulations governing driving abroad.

Mary Porter of Skyscanner said: “There is so much to discover off the beaten track, we hope people make the most of it without the fear of driving abroad.”

To apply for your free lesson, visit Skyscanner.

See our recent news story on driving abroad and for help and advice see here