- Transport - Driving in Scotland
roads are very good. The
motorway system and the surfaces are well maintained and
they are considered the safest roads in the European Community.
Small country roads are very narrow and they traverse beautiful
In Scotland cars drive on the left hand side of the road. Generally
priority is given to vehicles on the right. Vehicles entering priority
roads are under no obligation to stop unless yielding to another
vehicle on the priority road. When entering a roundabout you must
give way to the traffic on the roundabout and to the traffic approaching
from your right.
On Motorway: 112kph / 70mph
In Towns: 48kph / 30mph
On Major roads: 65kph / 40mph
In residential areas: 35kph / 20mph
Yellow lines indicate parking restrictions: a double yellow line
means no parking, a single yellow line means no parking from 8am
to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday, and a broken yellow line means that
there are few restrictions. Red lines mean that you cannot park
or stop at any time.
Pay-and-display machines are very common throughout Britain as well
as parking meters. The tariff and time limit are shown on the machine.
If your car is illegally parked you risk a hefty fine.
In Scotland you cannot drive if your blood-alcohol level exceeds
are no toll roads in Britain, except for some bridges.
iver and passenger,
and the rear if fitted.
Licence and Other Document Required
You are required to carry your driving licence, insurance papers
and registration papers (proof of ownership) with you at all times.
You won't need an international driving licence if your driving
licence is a EU style with an description in English.
Useful Phone Numbers
RAC Royal Automobile Club
Tel: +44 0208 686 0088
Automobile Association (AA)
Tel: +44 01256 20123
British Automobile Association