I don't think that it is really an Urban Myth, nor do I believe that anyone is profiting from them. I have heard several first-hand accounts of travelers being stopped by the authorities and not necessarily because they were breaking the law! I understand that and take full responsibility. All photographs appearing on this site are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Take photos to back up your inspection. As another poster mentioned, they're also not going to fool around with speeding in the Mt. I just want to know if anyone has personal experience with enforcement and what the penalties are. Of course, always someone will tell you they drove in Italy without one, no problem.Next
They had a photo of the front and back of our car. It's a little more than hearing of a sighting of the Loch Ness monster. Not all Greek policemen can read English. The American Express Dollar Card and some bank charge cards provide such insurance for free when you use them to rent a car. I also haven't been asked for a permit on the occasions I have driven overseas, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.Next
So, i would not take my chances on it. It is impossible to say that any one company is the best as you may have good experiences or bad experience with the same company in different cities. Frenchman and I were done with the cops in about half an hour. I am in Europe and want to travel around by car. Only the owner of the Trip can change this setting. We encourage you to contact the Greek Consulate for current detailed information regarding this procedure. Some companies allow you to take a rental car from Britain to the Continent or to Ireland, but be prepared to pay high surcharges and extra drop-off fees.Next
If the driver's license is in a language other than English, and the rental is in the United States, an International Driver's Permit is recommended. In retrosepct to me it does make a bit more sense in a country like Greece where the alphabet is different from the alphabet on your license. Other agencies will rent to young people but will charge a higher fee. Sounds like while its technically required, it's not always asked for. I was thinking of mainly visiting Akrotiri, Perissa and some other beaches in the south for 1 day while i have the car with me and then return the car and then just linger in Fira and Oia. You taking on a lot of risk and doubt if your insurance company would cover you in this situation.
Quite clearly little more value than making an obscene amount of money for the automobile clubs rather than serving any useful purpose. If you request a standard transmission, the rental company will probably have none available when you arrive as they are extremely uncommon. If you are travelling with children under 2-years of age make sure you have a child's car restraint seat or request one from the rental agency. Of course that never happens to anyone. It's a bad idea to take your rental car anywhere that's prohibited by your contract, as doing so voids any insurance coverage.Next
Any driver's license originating from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty must also be accompanied by an official translation. You are required by law to have one. After all, it was printed in the Washington Post - although as hearsay. According to the , failure to hold an International Driving Permit can result in exclusion from your travel insurance policy for a loss caused whilst driving overseas. There is no such thing as an international driver's license. Digital licenses are not accepted. If you rent regularly from the same company, it may be worth mentioning that it may also be time to consider one of the.Next
However, don't cause or get involved in an accident. Get more European travel tips and inspiration Hi, I'm Carolyn. I was only running about 50 mph and I was not close to tailgating but there are strict rules for that tunnel. I even looked up the link for you: Real problem is not about if you 'll get the or not. In any event, I'm quite certain you can rent and drive in Croatia without one, as I did so on my American license as recently as June. And in that regard I also encourage you to take out the local insurance offered when you pick up the car, as much coverage as you can get. Take the bus and avoid possible issues.Next
Blanc tunnel fire years ago having researched it before our trip Under normal driving conditions we were driving slow and allowed plenty of room between us and the truck in front but due to the fire years ago the tolerance level for violations is zero. I can't find my old one and don't remember seeing any Greek writing on it. Ask the car rental agency to assist you with filing a police report; the nearest precinct may actually be located in the airport or on airport grounds. If not, Google driving in Italy and start reading. The Embassy is not authorized by any state to renew or replace driver licenses, nor can the Embassy administer driving or eye tests. I don't think I'd want to be the one to recommend to a poster that they shouldn't bother to get one, only for them to be fined for not having one.Next