Welcome to the free Tourist Information Line for visitors to Great Britain. For information on visas and immigration, please press one. For information on driving in Britain, please press two.
For information on hotels, please press three. For information on public transport in Britain, please press four. To return to this menu at any time press the star key. You have chosen option two: driving in Britain.
If you have a valid driving licence from your own country, you can drive in Britain without a British licence for six months. After six months, you have to get a British driving licence. To get a British licence you have to take a driving test. You can find information about the British driving test on our website. To rent a car in Britain you have to have a valid driving licence from your country and a credit card.
Drivers under the age of 18 can’t rent cars in Britain. When you are driving in Britain, you don’t have to keep your documents with you. The British drive on the left side of the road and, unlike the United States, you can’t turn right at a red traffic light.
For more information on British driving regulations, please look at our website. That is the end of the driving section. To return to the main menu press the star key.