1. On which side of the road should I drive?
In East Sussex, as throughout the UK, you should drive on the left side of the road. It is crucial to remember this especially at junctions and roundabouts.
2. What are the general speed limits?
Speed limits vary in East Sussex depending on the type of road. A limit of 30mph is often in place in built-up areas, 60mph on single-carriageway roads and 70mph on dual carriageways and motorways. However, always follow the local indications and signposts.
3. Do I require a special driving licence to drive a campervan?
No, a standard UK car driving licence is sufficient to drive a campervan. Additionally, for travellers from abroad, an International Driving Permit may be required.
4. Are there many speed cameras in East Sussex?
Yes, there are numerous speed cameras across East Sussex. Be aware of the speed limits at all times to avoid fines.
5. Are there toll roads in East Sussex?
No, there aren't any toll roads in East Sussex. However, keep in mind that there are toll roads elsewhere in the UK.
6. Are there any specific driving rules I should be aware of?
Standard UK driving rules apply in East Sussex. Always give way to traffic coming from the right at roundabouts and remember the necessity of using your indicators when turning. Also, the use of horns in built-up areas between 11:30pm and 7:00am is generally prohibited.
7. Where can I park my campervan overnight?
There are several designated campervan sites across East Sussex where you can park overnight. Free overnight parking on streets or car parks is generally not advised; always follow local parking restrictions.
8. Are service stations adequately spread out?
Yes, service stations are well-distributed throughout East Sussex, offering petrol, diesel, and often also facilities for emptying chemical toilets and refilling water tanks.
9. Are the roads in East Sussex well-maintained?
Generally, the roads in East Sussex are well-maintained. However, like anywhere, they may be subject to occasional wear and tear.
10. Any tips on adjusting to driving on the left?
Take your time to get accustomed, especially at junctions and roundabouts. Practise in a quiet area before hitting busy roads. The position of the driver´s seat in the campervan will help guide you.
11. Are there any pedestrian-only zones?
Yes, certain areas, particularly in city and town centres, are pedestrian-only. Be aware of these and plan your route accordingly.
12. Can I use bus lanes when driving a campervan?
No, bus lanes are exclusively for buses in most instances. Using bus lanes can result in a fine.
13. Are there any specific rules for motorways?
Yes, you must not exceed 70mph, the left lane should be used when the road ahead is clear, and you should only use the outer lanes to overtake.
14. Are there any restrictions on driving during certain hours?
No, there are no restrictions on driving hours in East Sussex. But remember it's important to take regular breaks on long journeys.
15. Is it easy to find parking for a campervan in the cities?
Parking in city centres can be more challenging due to size restrictions in some car parks. However, most cities have specific areas for larger vehicles and campervans.