If you are visiting a foreign country for the first time, renting a car can be a cheap and easy mode of alternative transport. Some car rental companies even offer useful services like mobile, baby seat and GPS hire that make finding your way in a new place much easier.
Make sure you do thorough research on the various car rental companies of the area. Make sure you rent a car from a trusted service provider that offers you easy pick up and drop off. Also make sure you understand the driving regulations of the country and have a valid International Driver’s License before you rent a car. If you are someone who frequently travels abroad, look for car rental services that have loyalty programs that let you enjoy discounts and cheaper rates.
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Most rental cars are permitted to be used freely, however some rental companies may restrict your vehicles movements in certain areas due to road or weather conditions.
All drivers and passengers are required to wear seat belts at all times when the vehicle is moving. Children must also be properly restrained in an approved child restraint, which can be hired at the same time as your vehicle. Failure to comply with this legislation could result in a fine.
Drink driving is a serious offense and is heavily policed with random breath testing. Drivers found to be over the legal blood alcohol limit void their insurance and will be penalised with a hefty fine. Speeding is also a serious and heavily policed offense with penalties ranging from confiscation of your driver’s license on the spot, to expensive fines.
Renters who incur fines and traffic infringements whilst in operation of the rental vehicle can be held liable for the payment of these by their rental company, even if they have returned to their country of residence.
However, as long as you obey the road rules, a self-drive holiday can be an amazing and unforgettable experience allowing you to discover your holiday destination through the eyes of an intrepid traveller, heading off the beaten track and enjoying the attractions at your own pace.
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