pink european driving license?

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pink european driving license?

Apparently (according to via michelin) I need one of these when I ride in France in 3 weeks or so. Anyone know anything about it? I still have my non photo driving license - will that not suffice any longer?

I haven't used one of those International things for at over 10 years. As far as I know, the non-photo licence is all that's required for EU member countries.

unless your British driving license (paper or photo) is like 1,000,000 years old then it will be pink with an EU crest on itHTH

RBZ wrote

unless your British driving license (paper or photo) is like 1,000,000 years old then it will be pink with an EU crest on itHTH

Ah...spot on...the standard Brit licence IS a 'european' licence.

what if your Brit driving licence is a red book ?

Gibbo wrote

what if your Brit driving licence is a red book ?

Time to get it updated! I thought they'd replaced all those. Don't think that counts for EU travel.

Gibbo wrote

what if your Brit driving licence is a red book ?

only valid for driving a coffin All this international licence stuff is mostly crap.you can even rent cars etc. in the US with a UK/EU licence...

Gibbo wrote

what if your Brit driving licence is a red book ?

One of them plus your ration-book should be fine When I researched my trip to Croatia, I found that Slovenia required a European or international driving license (little grey book thing, available from the AA, and other sources). Slovenia is now EC (I think) so no longer necessary. Not sure if this info is still valid at all, this was 5 years ago & I know plenty of people who've travelled without one & not had any bother, even when they've been nicked.

RBZ wrote

unless your British driving license (paper or photo) is like 1,000,000 years old then it will be pink with an EU crest on itHTH

Now I've found it, there are some pink bits on it. Mainly green, but deffo pink bits. No crest.It will have to do.

The only countries I've ever found who've been interested in IDPs are former Soviet Union states, although I suspect that's only because it's just one in a long list (like up to 10) documents you need to produce randomly whenever they feel like pulling you over (like over 10 miles )Generally they find some obscure rule or other you've broken and it's a $10 tax to avoid a night in the cells followed by a booking off an equally corrupt local "judge" Millions of laws that make it pretty much illegal to pick your nose, a massive and unsackable police force and no money to pay them with......you couldn't have a better recipe for bent cops if you triedI have heard some African states want you to have IDPs as well, no doubt for similar reasons..........

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