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I have a 2020 MINI. The number plate has the EU flag on it, which must be illegal when travelling in Europe. Do I need to change the plate and get one with a GB flag on it?
I have a new car (June 2021) and it has the Union Flag and GB on the number plates. I am driving to Germany in September and understand that the GB and Union flag showing will not be allowed. I don't want...
I received six tickets from Italian police in 2017. I responded to the original tickets at the time with an explanation, giving the driver details. I heard nothing back from them until April 2020. The...
I have received a speeding fine for doing 76kph in a 70kmh whilst in France from amendes.gouv.fr. Is this a genuine fine and, as a British citizen, do I have to pay the fine?
I received a €45 fine in Calais when I triggered a speed camera. I paid this immediately on receiving the notification through the post and did not incur any points on my licence. During a conversation...
I need to take my Jag XF AWD once each year to Luxembourg during October. Do I need cold climate tyres and if so which do you recommend? Priorities are comfort and legal.
I'm going to the U.S. for a couple of weeks and a relative has said I can use their car while I'm there. How do I make sure I'm fully insured while using it? Can I drive on their insurance or will my own...
I plan to drive someone else's car by invitation in the USA (and through into Canada) as part of a trip we are taking later this year. They have checked with their insurance company who say as long as...
I am going to be hiring a car in Switzerland in September for a week. I've never driven abroad, I do have 30 years of UK experience. Do I need a driving permit and I read somewhere about a pass for motorways?...
A friend who I am visiting soon in France wants me to drive his originally registered RHD car back to the UK for sale. It's now registered in France with full insurance and their equivalent of an MoT....
 

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