"Hiring a car" is just Brit-speak for what we Americans call "renting a car." The other thing to realize, though, is that if you rent/hire a car in Europe, there is a very good chance you'll get a manual transmission car unless you make specific arrangements for an automatic (or a hybrid).Wow! Good question, especially if you intend to rent a car! By the way, is renting a car the same as "hiring" a car? Or is hinging a car come with a hired driver? Hope this isn't a silly question. Maybe it's just the different terminology from country to country...
To be fair to the English drivers it was the right way, just the wrong countryWorst driving I've seen. A Belgian tour bus passing on a narrow bridge. Bridge was one lane in each direction with no shoulder. Two different English drivers going the wrong way around a round about.
Hehe that is common occurance in Sicily! I have been both over and undertaken at the same time on a motorway exit and even I was above the speed limit!I think Kenzo is right that there is a North and South divide, there are more erratic drivers in the South. In the 7-8 years we have been here (Abruzzo) the motorways is the place we have seen horror shows. Worst was a guy overtaking us on the motorway exit, on the inside and only on two of the four wheels the panda had!
Nothing but myths :yo: If you're used to driving in big cities, you won't have an issue. The only difference in Italy might be in the city centers, where due to old towns, lanes might be smaller and appear more chaotic, harder to orientate, parking more difficult, but nothing too serious. You'll get used to it and perhaps even start acting 'italian' on the road, lol :israel:I have been getting all kind of warnings about Italian drivers, like don't stop at red lights or stop signs because you will get rear ended, speed limits don't mean anything, and they make their own lanes. Is any of this true?