Although we want you to go out and have an unforgettable road trip experience, your safety is our number one priority. We have therefore created this list of safety tips and driving laws for the four nations of the United Kingdom. You can rest assured that you will be driving in not only absolute comfort with one of our rental VW Campervans, but that you will always be safe and legal no matter where your journey takes you!
The speed limits across the United Kingdom are all set depending on the type of road and level of urban density. Here’s a quick round-up for you to keep in mind.
The national speed limit in the UK is 70 miles per hour and is marked by a circular white sign with a black outline and a black slash through its center.
It is also important to note that many densely populated areas – especially ones near schools – have marked 20mph speed restrictions and these are often speed camera-controlled areas.
Parking laws in the UK are often organised by local councils and signed as such, but there are a few basic rules to know.
Parking is allowed in…..
Where parking is not allowed….
These are strict national laws that all drivers in the UK must follow to avoid fines or in some circumstance prison sentences. These include the following…
Drink driving is harshly punished with high fines and driving bans!
Fuel stations and service areas are regularly located on the motorway network. Although they are common on A-roads, it is best to ensure that you keep your fuel tank full to avoid any mishaps! On rural country roads, the fuel stations tend to be serviced in the local towns and villages.
There are 14 major toll roads in the UK, 4 of which are on motorways and the remaining on A roads. Toll roads will be clearly marked by signs beforehand with pricing included! All accept cash or card payments.
The UK has no laws on restricted speeds during severe weather warnings, however caution is advised, and motorways may use digital signage to reduce speeds on motorways during rainy or snowy conditions.
There are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when driving a campervan in the United Kingdom. Here is our extensive list of the best campervan safety tips to ensure you have a smooth journey.
Follow these regulations and tips when travelling to ensure you always have a safe and comfortable journey and that you get the most out of your campervan rental experience!