Driving in the UK

LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

To drive in Scotland, you are required to have a valid licence and carry it at all time while you are driving. Adventure Wagons hire to anyone between the ages of 23 and 70 who have held a valid driver’s licence for 2+ years

KEEPING LEFT AND FOLLOWING ROAD RULES

In Scotland, we drive on the left-hand side of the road. If you are not used to this, try practising driving around quiet streets before heading onto busier roads. Speed limits, the use of seatbelts, and other regulations are strictly enforced in Scotland, and failing to follow these can lead to severe punishments. It is always a good idea to familiarise yourself with Scotland’s road rules and common street signs before setting off on your trip. The more you understand, the safer and more confident you will be on your road trip.

DRIVING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

You will most likely travel through some remote areas. Driving in the countryside of Scotland requires having awareness of different road conditions and scenarios. You will also have to be extra vigilant wildlife walking on the roads such as sheep and cattle.

TAKE REGULAR BREAKS

When driving long distances, it is extremely important to take regular breaks to rest. Make sure you plan your trip well to include several rest stops. There are service stations located along motorways so that you can stop and take a break from driving.

ALCOHOL LIMIT

You should never drink alcohol or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving. In Scotland, there are very strict regulations regarding this. Even if you feel okay to drive, it is never a safe thing to do and punishments are very severe.

USE OF MOBILE PHONES

The use of mobile phones or other portable electronic devices while driving in Scotland is strictly prohibited. You must not talk on the phone, send a text message, or even touch your phone while you are being the wheel. Doing so can lead to heavy fines and losing the ability to drive in Scotland.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Scotland is a land of many extreme weather conditions, which at times are very unpredictable. Snow, heavy storms, heavy winds and flooding are common in certain locations and certain times of the year. Sometimes you may experience all 4 seasons in one day! Always check local weather conditions before heading off on your journey and avoid driving during extreme weather conditions.

ACCIDENTS AND BREAKDOWNS

If you do get in an accident or breakdown while on the road, you are not on your own. Please make Adventure Wagons aware of this straight away. Please do not hesitate to call our team on 0131-228-9598 or 07725-648-481 if you have any issues while on the road. The emergency services number for police, ambulance, coastguard and fire brigade in UK is 999 or non-emergency illness number of 111 or 101 for non-emergency Police

Should you have any further concerns, you can ask our staff for more advice when you pick up your vehicle from Adventure Wagons. The better the plan, the safer and more memorable your Scottish road trip will be.

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Mj FGreat experience!!!!!
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We were 17 days from 1 to 17 of march and I can say it was a great experience . The company helped us in everything , great assistance . The van in perfect conditions. We past moments that we will never forget .
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Donough MFantastic first time campervan experience
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We rented the VW Caddy for a 4 day trip on the NC500 route! What a fantastic hassle free experience. Nikki and Gary were extremely helpful from everything to the pickup to some advice re:places to see and things to do. They are experienced and knowledgable and the camper van was kitted out amazingly! A lot of time and effort is put in by them ensuring that every base is covered and their customers get maximum benefits of renting with them. We were extremely inexperienced campers/campervanners however they showed us exactly how everything worked. There was a heater and fridge inside which was fantastic, no stressing re:being cold with a heater that runs on a separate battery when the car is off. No issues at all and would definitely hire again.