For Overseas Drivers

UK Road Rules & Signs

National speed limits for a motorhome are below :

Built-up areas  ** usually has street lights                 30 miles per hour (48km/hr)

Single carriageways                                                        50 miles per hour (80km/hr)

Dual carriageways                                                           60 miles per hour (96km/hr)

Motorways                                                                         70 miles per hour (112km/hr)

Image The national speed limit is identified by this sign

 NOTE : The UK has traffic police officers and many fixed & mobile speed cameras. Any traffic fines or penalties will be forwarded to The Renter.


DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

  • You MUST NOT drive with a breath alcohol level higher than 35 microgrammes/100 millilitres of breath or a blood alcohol level of more than 80 milligrammes/100 millilitres of blood.
  • You MUST NOT drive if you have illegal drugs or certain medicines in your blood above specified limits.

LOST LOADS

  • If anything falls from your vehicle on to the road, stop and retrieve it only if it is safe to do so.
  • On a motorway, do not try to remove the obstruction yourself. Stop at the next emergency telephone and call the Highways Agency or the police.

SEATBELTS

  • Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers.
  • An approved child restraint must be used by all children up to the height of 1.35m or 12th birthday (which ever happens first).
    Note that child seats and booster seats are available to rent (see Luxuries)

BREAKDOWNS

  • If possible get the Glampervan off the road.
  • Warn other traffic by using your hazard warning lights.
  • Put on  hi-viz jackets and place the warning triangle on the road at least 45 metres behind the vehicle. Note that these are available in the garage of your Glampervan.
  • If possible, keep your external lights on.
  • DO NOT stand (or let anyone else stand) between the Glampervan and the oncoming traffic.

MOTORWAY BREAKDOWNS

  • On a motorway pull on to the hard shoulder (emergency lane) and stop as far to the left as possible, with your wheels turned to the left.  If possible, stop at an emergency telephone located at 1 mile intervals.
  • Only exit the vehicle by the left-hand passenger door and ensure all passengers do the same. You MUST leave any animals in the vehicle or, in an emergency, keep them under proper control on the verge.
  • Ensure that passengers keep away from the carriageway and hard shoulder – preferably moving a safe distance away from the road. 
  • Never attempt to place a warning triangle on a motorway.
  • Do not put yourself in danger by attempting even simple repairs.
  • Walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway (follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder) - the telephone is free of charge and connects directly to the Highways Agency or the police.
    Use these in preference to a mobile phone as the emergency services can locate you immediately by the location of the emergency phone. 
    Always face the traffic when you speak on the phone
  • Give full details to the Highways Agency or the police.  Inform them if you are a vulnerable motorist such as disabled, older, travelling with small children or travelling alone.
  • Return and wait near by the Glampervan (again, well away from the carriageway and hard shoulder)
  • Before you rejoin the carriageway after a breakdown, build up speed on the hard shoulder and watch for a safe gap in the traffic. Be aware that other vehicles may be stationary on the hard shoulder.

CRASH OR INCIDENT

If you are involved in a crash or stop to give assistance:

  • Use your hazard warning lights to warn other road users.
  • Ask drivers to switch off their engines and stop smoking.
  • Arrange for the emergency services to be called immediately with full details of the incident location and any casualties (on a motorway, use the emergency telephone which allows easy location by the emergency services. If you use a mobile phone, first make sure you have identified your location from the marker posts on the side of the hard shoulder).
  • Move uninjured people away from the vehicles to safety; on a motorway this should, if possible, be well away from the traffic, the hard shoulder and the central reservation.
  • DO NOT move injured people from their vehicles unless they are in immediate danger from fire or explosion.
  • DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential to do so.
  • Stay at the scene until emergency services arrive.

If you are involved in a collision which causes damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property, you MUST

  • Stop
  • Give your own and the vehicle owner's name (Louise Jones at GlampervanUK; 101 Green Hill, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 5QB) and address, and the registration number of the vehicle, to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring them.
  • If you do not give your name and address at the time of the collision, report it to the police as soon as reasonably practicable, or absolute latest - within 24 hours.
  • Please contact Louise at Glampervan UK on +44 747 008 7491 or louise@glampervanuk.com as soon as possible.