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    Hey all,

    In 2 weeks I'll be driving over to west Germany to visit family.

    I shall be crossing France, Belgium and Holland, then into Germany.

    I've never driven abroad, so this is my first time.

    I'm aware of the high vis jackets, warning trianges, spare bulb kits etc.

    Has anyone got any links to internet sites which detail the driving regulations of each of the above countries?

    Or if you've driven abroad yourself and can provide any personal tips would be much appreciated.

    Adam

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    its actually easier than you think....but don't lose concentration as you will naturally return to the left.

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    Just a few to save you some pennys...

    The Main route from Calais towards Oostende and Belgium is littered with big square cameras in the central reservation.

    Belgium has an area on the main ring road around Antwerp (I think) where the limit goes down to a 90kph I believe. There are cameras here aswell as near a couple of tunnels which also have lower speed limits.

    In Germany, there tends to be cameras at roadworks or lower speed limits

    That should speed up your journey lol. I usually get from Calais to my place 40km north of Hannover in 5.30 - 6 hours at a reasonable but not excessive speed

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    Thanks Luke,

    We're getting the ferry into Dunkirk, and our destination is just outside Dusseldorf.

    Will be printing off any and all tips given so I can refer to them on the journey.

    Many thanks.

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    Picking up on the previous tips, here is a couple more:
    France, Camera detectors such as road angel etc are a defo not allowed and can confesgated at the road side.
    France, on the A16 from Calais, the police often use unmarked old cars parked on the side of the road as speed camera units. The renault Twingo on the hard shoulder with he bonnet open, maybe a covert police car!
    Belguim, If you are travelling via Antwerp, head for the Kennedy tunnel on the R1, not the R2 as this is a longer slower route though the docks.

    A good sat nav is the easiest way to do the journey, from France to Germany
    should be about 4 hours, dependant on traffic. hen you get towards th Ruhr valley, the traffic cn be heavy, but generally lighter than we see in the UK.

    Also try tuning your radio to BFBS, this will give you traffic info in Germany in English.

    Enjoy the trip.

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