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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: Buggies Wanted
« Last Post by Dave DND on January 19, 2019, 04:47:17 PM »
I`m guessing Volksworld?  :-\
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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: Buggies Wanted
« Last Post by Hugh on January 19, 2019, 04:12:08 PM »
Gary I assume this is a stand at a diffferent event to the NEC thread:

 ‘ Topic: NEC restoration show 22nd 24th march 19 ‘

If so where, when and what is it please?
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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Buggies Wanted for Volksworld show 23-24 march 19
« Last Post by Big GP on January 19, 2019, 02:06:35 PM »
We have been given a club stand for the weekend 23-24 March http://www.volksworldshows.com/

We need some buggies to display, anyone interested please let me know.

You’ll get discounted tickets if you volunteer

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'I hired a car in the USA using my UK licence.' - Mark I'm all for a lengthy cruise to IBW but are you suggesting we swing through Trumpland first ?!


I note that an IDP is different to an IDL. The latter 'Licence' isn't legally recognised so its the 'Permit' we might need.

Also you can only apply for an IDP up to 3 months ahead which means we might as well wait till after 29th March to apply or not.
Hi Hugh. No my point was that you don't need an IDP for USA, so I'm pretty sure you don't need one for Holland.
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'I hired a car in the USA using my UK licence.' - Mark I'm all for a lengthy cruise to IBW but are you suggesting we swing through Trumpland first ?!


I note that an IDP is different to an IDL. The latter 'Licence' isn't legally recognised so its the 'Permit' we might need.

Also you can only apply for an IDP up to 3 months ahead which means we might as well wait till after 29th March to apply or not.
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I hired a car in the USA using my UK licence. I do not believe we need anything but what we have. Carrying valid insurance is the only extra thing you need.
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I was looking at this yesterday and the civil servants have been busy in the background on no deal stuff, however folks go all over the world with their own countries licence and drive hire cars.I am not going to worry about it until the 29th has passed and we have an answer as there are thousands of brits living all over europe and on holiday so something will be sorted as they authorities could not deal with all the applications in a few weeks.
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For information only - not as something to panic about just yet

Taken from   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/international-driving-permits-for-uk-drivers-from-28-march-2019


Driving abroad before 28 March 2019

Currently, UK licence holders who live in the UK:

    need an international driving permit (IDP) in addition to their UK driving licence to drive in some countries outside of the EU and EEA
    can drive in all EU and EEA countries using their UK driving licence.

The UK currently issues 2 types of IDP to UK licence holders who are resident in the UK: the 1926 IDP and the 1949 IDP.

Driving abroad from 28 March 2019

From 28 March 2019, the UK will issue a third type of IDP: the 1968 IDP. At the same time, the type of IDP that some countries recognise will change.

From 29 March 2019, in the event that there is no EU exit deal, you  need an IDP in addition to your UK driving licence to drive when visiting EU and EEA countries


What type of IDP will I need?

The type of IDP you need depends on the country you are driving in.

Countries that have signed up to the UN conventions on road traffic issue and recognise IDPs.

From 28 March 2019, countries that are party to the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic will no longer recognise 1926 and 1949 IDPs issued by the UK. Instead you may need a 1968 IDP to drive in these countries.

Countries that have ratified a road traffic convention are not obliged to require visiting foreign drivers to carry an IDP. So, in some countries it may be possible to drive with a UK driving licence without an IDP.

Check which type of IDP you need to ensure that you have the correct documentation for your travels.


How to get an IDP

Until 31 January 2019, you can get 1926 and 1949 IDPs from 89 UK post offices, or by mail order from the AA or the RAC.

From 1 February 2019 you will only be able to get 1926, 1949 and 1968 IDPs over the counter from 2,500 UK post offices. Each IDP will cost £5.50.

Driving in the EU and EEA from 29 March 2019

If there is an EU exit deal, UK licence holders will be able to continue to drive in all EU and EEA countries using their UK driving licence.

In the event that there is no EU exit deal, the government will seek to put in place new arrangements for EU and EEA countries to recognise UK driving licences when people are visiting, for example on holiday or business trips. Until such arrangements are in place, UK driving licence holders may also need an IDP to drive in EU and EEA countries.

Each EU and EEA country will decide if they require a foreign driver to have an IDP, in addition to a driving licence, to legally drive in their country.

In some circumstances you may need more than one IDP. For example, when driving through France (1968 IDP) to Spain (1949 IDP).

On 29 March 2019, if there is no EU Exit deal or any other relevant agreement, you may need a new 1968 IDP to drive in these EU and EEA countries:

Austria    Belgium    Bulgaria    Croatia    Czech Republic
Denmark    Estonia    Finland    France    Germany
Greece    Hungary    Italy    Latvia    Lithuania
Luxembourg    Netherlands    Norway    Poland    Portugal
Romania    Slovakia    Slovenia    Sweden    

On 29 March 2019, if there is no EU Exit deal, you may need a 1949 IDP to drive in these EU and EEA countries:
Cyprus    Iceland    Ireland    Malta    Spain




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On a more serious note, we may need a IDP before we travel

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prepare-to-drive-in-the-eu-after-brexit/requirements-for-all-uk-citizens-driving-abroad-from-29-march-2019?fbclid=IwAR3KWGy2OfpMPcAc3ROh5wWqsLBnH6ZAxBzQ5WoNCo0NsoBMC35WGCXt8PU


Its a very valid point and certainly something we need to be "aware" of, however, I simply cannot see all driving licenses being revoked on that day, especially when all of ours actually carry a recognised EU symbol on them already. That said stranger things have happened, and if so, it wouldn`t just be the licenses, it would be the amendments to the Insurance green card too - trouble is, nobody knows at the moment.

I know that some are panicking out there about what could(?) happen, but part of me says that we will be traveling so close to the cut off date(?) that nobody will know how to do anything otherwise and business may just carry on as usual.

Remember how the world was going to end with the Millennium Bug and that every computer in the world was going to shut down at the stroke of midnight? There were government training sessions to cope with the aftermath, extra staff on standby etc etc, and all that happened was that the date on our computers rolled over from 1999 to 2000.

We should all remain vigilant about it, and if you hear anything, please do post it here - but until something comes out in concrete, then I`m personally not going to worry about it yet ;)
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