According to new research from dash cam manufacturer, Nextbase, two thirds of UK drivers admit they don’t understand European road signs.
A survey of 2,000 UK motorists revealed that 65 per cent of respondents do not understand European road signs despite 40 per cent having driven abroad.
Drivers were tested on the meaning of European road signs, with an average of only two out of five signs being identified correctly. Three quarters of those did not recognise the sign that marks the end of speed restrictions on a German Autobahn, with many confusing it with the UK’s national speed limit sign.
This is particularly worrying during peak summer holiday season, when four million British motorists are expected to drive abroad.
What’s more, 60 per cent of those surveyed said they had driven over 300 miles abroad, while around a quarter have covered at least 500 miles on foreign roads.
Driving abroad can undoubtedly be fun, family friendly and cost-effective, but it often comes with different rules, requirements and road etiquette that motorists must familiarise themselves with before travelling.
One of those is the need to carry a warning triangle.
It is a legal obligation to carry a warning triangle on all vehicles in many parts of Europe. If you’re not sure if this applies in the country you’re travelling to, a useful guide can be found here.
To ensure you’re keeping your loved ones safe no matter where you are, order your BriteAngle LED Warning Triangle today.