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When things go wrong abroad



Every year, tens of thousands of British motorists break down and require roadside assistance while driving in Europe on holiday while some unfortunate holidaymakers are involved in car accidents.

While this represents the minority of drivers, the fact of the matter is that things can and do go wrong and accidents happen.

The RAC’s latest research has found that three in 10 UK motorists (30%) are concerned about having an accident abroad while 29% worry about breaking down on holiday. Despite this, 13% of drivers have travelled abroad without checking their breakdown cover and 12% without reviewing their insurance policy even though more than half (51%) of UK motorists cite getting roadside assistance as quickly as possibly as their main concern when breaking down.

It goes without saying that the more prepared you are, the better equipped you will be to handle the situation.

Here are a few simple steps to follow in the event of a breakdown.

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