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Car rental in Great Britain

In spite of the fact that Great Britain is considered to be a country of rains and fogs, it doesn’t deter tourists and many of them come back here again and again. Students since childhood all over the world study culture and history of Britain. Many people dream of seeing the country and feel its unusual atmosphere. Neither difficulties of getting visa, nor travel’s cost are the obstacle.

In the United Kingdom you will be able to visit medieval castles and Gothic cathedrals, enjoy calm and quiet rural sceneries, join the big-city life. Many people visit the country aiming at studying the English language. Another words, everybody can find something to one’s liking.

To make a trip extremely interesting and memorable, rent a car on several days or for the whole trip period. The majority of tourists prefer using car rental services in the airports of different British cities. You can become familiar with offers and prices of British rental companies on website, which provides the advantageous variants only.

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Fines for violation of driving regulations

To be aware of fines penalized for different violations, see the table below with the most frequent of them.

Overspeed up to £ 1000
Driving a vehicle without insurance up to £ 2500
Escape from accident scene up to £ 5000
Using a cell phone up to £ 1000
Seat belt up to £ 500
Absence of a child safety seat £ 30-500

As you can see, fines for violation of traffic regulations in Britain are very high. Besides, foreign residents who commit violations have to pay on-site the whole amount of fine or £ 300, as there is a probability of contumacy.

Speed limitation

There are the following speed limitations for cars in the country:

  • inhabited area – 48 km/h
  • outside inhabited areas – 96 km/h
  • autobahn – 112 km/h

These regulations are valid unless otherwise stated in the traffic signs. Watch the traffic signs, as there are a lot of roads with specific limitations in Great Britain.

Parking lots

One should park a car in special places only, because fines for wrong parking are very high. Most parking lots are to be paid for time spent when leaving. There are also parking lots, where you can buy a ticket for specific time and put it under the windscreen. Double red and yellow lines indicate the parking ban at any time.

Maximum alcohol content allowed

In this matter Great Britain is much more loyal than many other European countries. Allowable blood-alcohol content is 0,8 ‰. However, if exceed this level, you will be penalized with much more bigger fine in comparison with other countries. This sum can reach up to £ 5000. Moreover, there is a possibility of confiscation of driver's license and even arrest. Policemen have the right to test drivers on drug intoxication by themselves.

Observe driving regulations renting a car in Great Britain

Dim light is to be used in night time (sunset-to-sunrise) irrespective of illuminated streets. It is allowed to use fog lights to increase visibility. Left hand drive vehicles must be taped not to dazzle car drivers on the opposite side of the road.

Children under 3 years old can go in a car if only a child car seat is available.

All passengers in a car must be buckled up in their own seatbelts.

It is prohibited to use hand-held cell phones without speakerphone function while driving.

Fuel cost

There are RON95 and RON98 petrol and diesel engine available in British filling stations. Have a look at average prices for fuel in Britain:

  • RON95 petrol – 1.56 EUR
  • RON98 petrol – 1.65 EUR
  • Diesel engine – 1.63 EUR

As you can see, diesel engine does not differ in price from petrol, that's why the choice of a rental car in Britain will not be conditioned by the vehicle’s engine type.

Toll roads

Some parts of roads, bridges and tunnels should be paid for passing. There is only one autobahn in the country that is a toll road. The cost depends on a vehicle class. Average cost for cars is £ 4,5. A vehicle class is automatically identified. You can pay by credit cards, cash or e-cards got in advance.

Indicative rates for car rental in Great Britain