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Scotland - Transport - Driving in Scotland

Scottish 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 countryside.

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.

Speed Limits

On Motorway: 112kph / 70mph
In Towns: 48kph / 30mph
On Major roads: 65kph / 40mph
In residential areas: 35kph / 20mph

Parking in Scotland

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.

Alcohol limits

In Scotland you cannot drive if your blood-alcohol level exceeds 35mg/100ml.

Toll Roads

There are no toll roads in Britain, except for some bridges.

Seat Belts

iver and passenger, and the rear if fitted.

Driving 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
FIA member
Tel: +44 0208 686 0088

Automobile Association (AA)
Tel: +44 01256 20123

Police/Fire/Ambulance Service
Tel: 999

British Automobile Association
Tel:+44
01336 401 110

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