Differences in conduct between countries

A study carried out by a British company has shown that the average motorist spends the equivalent of 3 years and 4 months of his life behind the wheel. At a time when we are witnessing a veritable democratization of car rental abroadIt’s interesting to explore the specificities of different countries in terms of driving.



Australia is a very strict country when it comes to automobile legislation. Beware of speeding, which will be severely punished. For example, the fine for not wearing a seatbelt will be USD 300. On the whole, Australian rules of conduct remain relatively similar to those in Europe. Your international license will allow you to drive for the duration of your stay.


Driving in Mexico is generally quite perilous, with unclear and sometimes non-existent road signs and no respect for traffic regulations. What’s more, it’s not advisable to drive at night on secondary roads, as this is when assaults can take place. Nevertheless, the road infrastructure is of good quality. Your international license will allow you to drive in Mexico.


Travelers wishing to drive in China must have a Chinese driver’s license, as international licenses are not recognized. In big cities, traffic is very dense and sometimes guides motorists. The great peculiarity of Chinese traffic is that the horn never stops. Driving in China is a real obstacle course, and travelers will need to be patient and vigilant in the face of incessant traffic.


Brazil is a vast road territory stretching over 1.6 million kilometers. This country has the particularity of having uneven road infrastructures. You will be able to drive in Brazil for 180 days, after which you will need to present a Brazilian license. Take extra care when driving during the rainy season, as the roads can be of poor quality and full of potholes. Beware of speed cameras, which have been around longer in Brazil.


Driving in the Congo is very similar to that in France, but the road infrastructure is different, as are driving habits. Indeed, Congolese roads are nothing like French roads, so it’s not surprising to see vehicles stuck in the mud. Depending on the season, we recommend renting a 4×4 capable of getting you out of every conceivable situation.

Our international health insurance does not cover vehicles or damage in the event of an accident with a third party. However, we recommend that you take out travel or expatriate insurance to cover you in the event of hospitalization.

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