Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tip of the Day: Driving in Europe…Cautiously

Before you decide to drive in Europe, keep in mind that driving in a foreign country brings with it considerable risks of damaging the vehicles of other persons or worse, injuring or killing a resident of a foreign government which potentially can result in your becoming cross-wise with law enforcement.

I would also caution foreign travelers to avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages at least 12 hours before driving anywhere abroad, as DUI convictions can result in incarceration in some countries.

In the US, the maximum blood-alcohol level is currently 0.08, although the federal government is considering dropping it to 0.05. 

COMMENT: According to the below link, please examine the maximum blood-alcohol level which vary between 0.01 through 0.05:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Map_of_European_countries_by_maximum_blood_alcohol_level.svg

For a complete treatment on driving in Europe please go to the below link:


http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas