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BBC scaremongering yet again over Brexit

UK driving licence 'may not be valid in EU' after no-deal Brexit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45512152

Fuck the BBC
Permalink BeebBot 
September 13th, 2018 12:38pm
That's just absolute bullshit. US and Canada citizens both can drive in Europe with a US/Canada drivers license and a passport. And likewise EU and UK and Canada people can drive in the US with their own drivers licenses from their countries. The exact same reciprocal thing between UK and EU can be established as well. They are acting like it's some total impossibility, which is total BS.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
September 13th, 2018 2:43pm
>You may hear contradictory information on exactly where you need an IDP. People who sell them say you should have them almost everywhere. People who rent cars say you need them almost nowhere. People who drive rental cars say the IDP is overrated, but can come in handy as a complement to your passport and driver's license. It's a good idea to get one if you'll be driving in Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, or Spain — countries where you're technically required to carry a permit. If all goes well, you'll likely never be asked to show it — but the permit is a must if you end up dealing with the police. That said, I've never been asked to show one.

https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/transportation/rental-car-requirements

IDP costs $20 at AAA office
Permalink Pie and a McHalf 
September 13th, 2018 4:10pm
I once knew a guy who went on holiday to Malta and forgot his UK driving license.

So he...

Took the Maltese driving test and got one of those.

Apparently at the time you just had to drive around the police car park a few times and they handed you a license.
Permalink Daniel McCrea 
September 13th, 2018 4:26pm
Well sheesh, it's Malta, don't they only have like one or two roads all together? I doubt they even have stop lights there.

It's probably the same procedure to get a drivers license in Nauru or Kiribiti.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
September 13th, 2018 4:58pm
Then again the crazy part is renting a car in any of those places in the first place when you can walk everywhere you need to and if you're going somewhere you can't walk to you just walk along the road and someone will stop and give you  ride.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
September 13th, 2018 5:01pm
The whole island of Malta is maybe 10 miles long.
Permalink Virgil Tracy 
September 13th, 2018 5:04pm
Malta has 1,401 miles of roads of which 85% are paved. They have 180,000 registered cars for 450,000 citizen. So driver licenses there are not a joke with such a density.
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 19th, 2018 10:51am
>Malta has 1,401 miles of roads

How the fuck does an island 10 miles long manage that?!
Permalink Grga Beso 
September 19th, 2018 10:57am
Manhattan which is an order of magnitude smaller has 400 miles of paved roads.
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 19th, 2018 11:11am

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