If you are an international driver planning to drive in the UK and are an experienced driver from another country, driving on UK roads can be challenging due to different road types, systems and of course driving on the left.
This section is dedicated to helping international drivers get to grips with Britain’s roads including information and advice on UK driver licensing, the UK driving test and the ideal training to take in preparation for the UK practical driving test.
A guide for the main signs and essential key points for driving in the UK aimed at international drivers visiting the UK. Various types of roads, road signs and roundabouts explained.
The vast majority of cars in the UK are manual transmission and are often cheaper for a like-for-like model. Although automatics are easier to drive and pass the driving test, manuals often offer an advantage to drive in the UK. Advice on how to exchange your automatic driving licence to a manual licence.
UK driving tips for visitors or those relocating to the UK and have little or no previous experience of driving on the left. Also included is a list and map of: Countries that drive on the left and Countries that drive on the right.
Help for foreign drivers wishing to pass the UK practical driving test including driving test procedure, appropriate vehicle and preparation leading up to taking the driving test. Also advice on choosing the best driving test centre and practicing the driving test routes.
A guide for international drivers explaining the UK speed limits, where these speed limits apply and the applicable UK speed limit signs. Pictures of UK speed limit signs also provided.
Information for foreign visitors or those seeking residency in the UK with a non-Great Britain driving licence and whether their licence is valid, how long for and if it can be exchanged. Currently included are the following countries: Australian driving licence in the UK, Canadian driving licence in the UK, French driving licence in the UK and Polish driving licence in the UK.
Information on the benefits of refresher driving lessons and courses for non UK residents, international drivers with a foreign licence wishing to take the UK driving test and the advantages for nervous drivers, the elderly and eco driving.
UK driving for international drivers
Information and advice from experienced UK based driving instructors on the key factors to be aware of when driving in the UK. This section also offers advice for exchanging a automatic driving licence to a manual licence along with UK driving tips and UK practical driving test tips for manual cars.