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Cheap car hire insurance Germany

The German road network is one of the best you will ever drive on and even the most remote of places can usually be easily accessed. Many of the major cities are frequently visited but more people are taking the time to see a little more of the country. Cheap flights and reasonably priced car hire help to make this a popular choice.

Driving in Germany is similar to most European countries where driving on the right is the norm. Speed limits are similar to the UK but some urban areas have 30kms per hour zones that are indicated by triangular white signs. The autobahns do not have a limit but do have a recommended maximum speed of 130kms per hour. This can cause difficulties for some drivers and car hire excess insurance in Germany can bring peace of mind.

The wearing of seat belts by the driver and all passengers, regardless of age, is compulsory. It is illegal to stop on the autobahn except in an emergency and the police issue on the spot fines to offenders. The penalties for drinking and driving are harsh and the blood alcohol limit is 0.50mg/ml.

If you are hiring a vehicle here, check that it has a first aid box and that you have been provided with a warning triangle. Both are legal requirements in Germany. In many cities there are cycle lanes and cyclists have priority over motorists. This is generally not a problem but car hire excess insurance in Germany could prove useful. If you are in a city with a tram system, these vehicles have right of way over motorists.

Both UK and international driving licenses are accepted in Germany though most car hire companies insist that drivers must be more than 21 years old. It is advisable to carry your license and some form of identification with a photograph just in case you are stopped.

Travelling in foreign countries can sometimes be a little bit daunting and getting used to the driving habits and conditions increases the chance of costly accidents. For added peace of mind on your break, taking out car hire excess insurance in Germany is recommended.