RULES OF THE ROAD:
OBSERVE LOCAL SPEED LIMITS:
Speeders may have their driver's licences confiscated immediately, wherever they are stopped. Fines are often high and they must be paid. If you leave the country before paying a fine, notification will be sent to the U.S. That's why it's important to carefully observe all posted speed limits. And remember, most countries post speed limits in kilometres, not miles...
THINK - DON'T DRINK!
As you'd expect, every European country has laws against driving under the influence of alcohol and their permissible blood alcohol level is often extremely low. Drinking just one can of beer could put you in violation of the law in many countries. And in several, any blood alcohol reading above zero is considered a punishable offence.
Legislation in most countries now requires both drivers and passengers to wear correctly fitted safety belts. Furthermore most European countries do not permit children under certain ages to be in the front passenger seat of a moving vehicle.
PARK ONLY WHERE IT'S PERMITTED
In major cities, parking areas designated as "blue zones" for short-term parking (1 to 11/2 hours), "green zones" for longer periods, and "red zones" where parking is prohibited. Some cities also use parking meters, so be sure to check for - and feed - the meter if there is one.
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COMMON EUROPEAN ROAD SIGNS: