UK motorists made 6m trips overseas in 2014

British motorists made almost six million overseas trips by car last year, according to new analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance.

Dunquin Bay, Ireland. The country was the second most popular international destination for British drivers.
Dunquin Bay, Ireland. The country was the second most popular international destination for British drivers.

France was by far the most popular destination for those travelling by car last year with 3.4 million visits from UK residents.

The Republic of Ireland and Belgium complete the top three.

The supermarket bank is urging motorists to brush up on the local motoring laws of any countries they are visiting if they plan to drive this summer, as these can differ significantly from UK road regulations.

Tom Thomson, of Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance said: “Driving abroad is an entirely different experience to driving in the UK in terms of both road regulations and road etiquette. Before leaving the country, it’s vital that drivers brush up on local motoring knowledge and check with their insurer that they are covered overseas.”

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