British tourists risk fines for little-known foreign driving rules

UK tourists driving abroad are being warned about a number of little-known rules that could land them with hefty fines. In Cyprus, for example, drivers can be slapped with a £75 fine if they break a little-known ‘snacks and drinks’ law.

British tourists driving in Cyprus face an €85 fine if they are caught eating or drinking while driving, which is against the law there. Another little-known foreign driving rule could put off many Brits visiting Thailand.

As soon as the sun makes an appearance in the UK, many Brits can drive shirtless to keep cool. But those planning to drive in Thailand should know that this is illegal and can result in a fine, albeit a small fine of ฿500, which is only about £11.

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It’s not worth ruining your vacation with such a small amount. These tips come from Select Car Leasing’s Graham Conway as the summer travel season approaches, Birmingham Live reports.

While the UK has measures like the Congestion Charge, Clean Air Zones and an imminent ban on petrol and diesel cars, we don’t have a scheme like the Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the Number Coding Scheme, which is in effect. in certain areas of the Philippines. This scheme dictates that cars with specific registration numbers are banned from the roads at certain times.

For example, in some cities, cars with numbers ending in 1 or 2 are prohibited from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays. The numbers rotate throughout the week, all in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.