Teaching Tourists How To Drive In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Teaching Tourists How To Drive In Iceland

Published July 7, 2016

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Art Bicnick

A new video from Iceland Academy hopes to teach visitors how to drive in Iceland.

The driving habits of tourists have become a source of worry for both police and tourism industry workers alike. RÚV reports that 150 people were pulled over in South Iceland for speeding in the first two weeks of May alone – two-thirds of them foreigners.

Vísir reports that Iceland Academy has responded, with a new video that gives prospective visitors to Iceland some tips on how to drive safely and legally:

Apart from common sense advice about abiding the speed limit, the video also shows how to deal with circumstances particular to Iceland. This includes what to do if you arrive at a one-lane bridge, how to react to sheep in the road, and other helpful hints.

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