Why is driving in Europe so difficult?

I’ve just got back from two weeks in France. It was the Le Mans 24 Hours – the world’s biggest car race – and Ginetta finished fifth in the LMP1 class. Do you want to know how much driving I did? Zero.

Okay, I’m not a racing driver, but I was out there with a few colleagues and a car. The problem is, driving on the right (or wrong) hand side of the road, coupled with all the speeds being in KMPH  just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen to me.

Then you’ve got the road signs. Apparently, I’m not alone when it comes to gawping open-mouthed at signage in Europe. I mean, why can’t we all just have the same thing? I blame Brexit.

According to research by easyJet and Europcar, Brits are left baffled when driving around the continent, as four in five (80%) struggle to correctly identify foreign road signs whilst driving abroad. Below are some of the signs listed as being confusing, as well as what they actually mean.

I can only hope Europcar kept note of their details and make sure they have extra insurance if they become one of their customers.

easyJet x Europcar - Top 10 most confusing European road signs infographic.jpg

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