Uncertainty Rises Over Driving in Europe After BrexitLast modified:
It seems that driving in Europe, after Britain leaves the EU at the end of January 2020, is a significant question on the minds of UK motorists.
Brexit Driving Licenses…
UK internet traffic searching for ‘Driving in Europe’ more than quadrupled at the end of March 2019, when Britain was first due to leave the EU an accordance with the terms of Article 50. Traffic similarly rose by over 50% at the end of October 2019 when we were next scheduled to leave the European Union. These spikes clearly indicate a dramatic rise in public interest each time we draw near to leaving Europe and rising levels of national uncertainty as the nation turns to search engines to ask about ‘Brexit Driving Licenses’.
As we edge closer to another significant date on the Brexit calendar, the internet is once again alive with queries concerning the validity of UK driving licences, the need for Green Cards, GB stickers and International Driving Permits once we leave the European Union.
Abiding by new rules
Brits appear very keen to abide by any new rules which might come into force and affect them when driving abroad post Brexit. Statistics for ‘Travel in Europe after Brexit’ and the ‘Brexit Transition Period’ reflect the same dramatic peaks each time the UK comes close to leaving the EU and traffic is predicted to rise considerably for terms such as ‘Brexit Driving Licenses’ as we approach January 31st and the next exit date.
Given that the Government web page on driving in Europe after Brexit has not been updated since last August, and fails to mention driving in Europe during the transition period, it’s not surprising that many British motorists are still in the dark as to the impact to them when driving abroad after January 31st 2020.
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