Here’s why Brits have the world's most powerful driving licence

(OK, we’re tied with France at the no. 1 spot)

Brits have the most powerful driving licence in the world, according to research.

Our humble UK driving licence comes top of the list (joint with France) – having the fewest permissions and restrictions abroad.

It means we can rock up to most countires in the world and drive away from the airport. It’s valid with no restrictions in countries like Spain and Italy, and can be swapped without taking another driving test in Russia and New Zealand.

The researchers from Captain Compare looked at 21 countries including the US, India and Russia and crested an interactive infographic which is available here.


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