Driving Abroad

Cann School of Motoring 

                                                                        Theory Test

                                                       Driving Abroad Information Sheet

Essential information that you will required for yourmultiple choice theory test.

The information has been split into the relevant category for the test.


                                    Category P, A & B – Moped, Motorcycle & Car


When driving in France you are legally required to:-


 be at least 18 years of age

 display a GBG sticker on the rear of your vehicle

 carry a warning triangle and reflective jacket

 carry a breathalyser

 have fitted headlight deflectors


In France if you are the last vehicle in a queue of slow moving traffic you must use your hazard warning lights until another vehicle joins the queue behind you.In the UK you need to be 17 years of age to drive a car.


                                                                   Category C - Lorry


The driver of any vehicle is liable if it is found to be carrying illegal immigrants.

In France if you are the last vehicle in a queue of slow moving traffic you must use your hazard warning lightsuntil another vehicle joins the queue behind you.

Before starting an international journey into Europe you must always:-


 record the place from where you start your journey on the centre field of your tachograph chart

 ensure you comply with the international driver’s hours, rules & regulations

 ensure the vehicle tachograph calibration date is not expired


If you break EC tachograph regulations you will be heavily fined and may lose your licence.

In the UK long vehicles may only park in a lay-by or service area.


                                                                   Category D - Bus


The driver of any vehicle is liable if it is found to be carrying illegal immigrants.

If in an emergency you exceed normal driver’s hours (under EC rules) you must continue using the same

tachograph chart and add a written explanation on the reverse.

Before starting an international journey into Europe you must always:-


 record the place from where you start your journey on the centre field of your tachograph chart

 ensure you comply with the international driver’s hours, rules & regulations

 ensure the vehicle tachograph calibration date is not expired


If you break EC tachograph regulations you will be heavily fined and may lose your licence.

In the UK the minimum height of a bridge is 5 metres (16 feet 3 inches).

In France if you are the last vehicle in a queue of slow moving traffic you must use your hazard warning lights

until another vehicle joins the queue behind you.


                                                         Approved Driving Instructor


When driving in France you are legally required to:-


 be at least 18 years of age

 display a GBG sticker on the rear of your vehicle

 carry a warning triangle and reflective jacket

 carry a breathalyser

 have fitted headlight deflectors

 carry your Driving Licence


In France if you are the last vehicle in a queue of slow moving traffic you must use your hazard warning lights

until another vehicle joins the queue behind you.


In the UK you need to be 17 years of age to drive a car.


A child under 10 years of age must not travel in the front seat of a car in France.


In France it is illegal to carry radar detection equipment in a vehicle.