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Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

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Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

Its our first time driving in the US and after reading a previous post about the red light stop sign etc l'm just thinking we'd need to suss out the main differences in highway code etc .. Any tips or advice from UK or Eire drivers that have experience ? :)

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1. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

The main differences are: if you are waiting at a red light for a right had turn, as long as it is safe to do so (and doesn't say "no turn on red"), you can turn.

Motorways (highways) can have lots of lanes and the exit you want to take can be on either side of the road.

Cars undertake as well as overtake.

The car you hire will almost certainly be an automatic.

Speed limits are generally a bit less than ours on motorways.

Lots of people say get GPS but we have never used it.

Familiarise yourself with the car before setting off for the first time.

Hope you get on well and have a great holiday.

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2. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

The main difference is they drive on the other side of the road!

Belfast, United...
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3. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

USLovers lol thanks for that !

TfromUK thank you so much :)

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4. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

Your welcome, happy to help! lol

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5. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

Watch out for pedestrians crossing road when you are turning right on red.

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6. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

Do you have to give way to the left instead of the right when at cross roads

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7. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

Many crossroads have stop signs. You must stop, if orlando 5 0 see you not stopping they will pull you over, do not get out of car, they will come to you and ask for documents.

Yes give way to left btw.

Go the wrong way round roundabouts :) there are a few about.

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8. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

It was just the little cross roads on the malls I wasn't sure when there last year

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9. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

At crossroads, the first car there has priority.

Had a few situations like this last year and sometimes forgot, but the other cars actually waited for me to go first.

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10. Re: Driving in Orlando whats the main differences in US and UK

Always, always, carry your driving licence..