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Drive the Irish way!

By Steve Danzel

When renting a car in Dublin and Ireland, it is very important that you get familiar with some of the driving policies and rental policies first. This article will help you in avoiding unnecessary trouble when you hire a car in Dublin and enjoy your trip safely.


Every country has some sets of laws which are supposed to be abided by everyone living in or visiting that country. Getting to know the rules and regulations of your surroundings will help you to live peacefully.

Ireland has some laws regarding its car hiring industry and there are also certain formalities which the hirer has to undergo. A few of them are mentioned below.

1. You must keep original driving license along while driving a vehicle.
2. It is advised to go for the vehicle which you can drive and control well.
3. The car you are hiring meets the safety requirements of the country like seatbelts, indicators, child locks etc.
4. Children should avoid sitting in the front seats of a car.
5. Drunk driving is strictly prohibited.

Never take this impression that because you are a tourist you will be excused of the road laws; they apply to you as they apply to their natives. And you will be punished as per their laws if caught breaking them. It is always useful to check what different road signs stand for. They may not mean what you understand them to mean. In most traffic laws throughout the world, minimum and maximum age limit applies for driving.

Policies should be looked into thoroughly while hiring cars so hidden charges don't pop up as a bad surprise to you. When renting a car in Dublin, issues like fuel prices should be resolved first. Also, the terms and conditions should be followed completely. Before signing a contract, go through all necessary rules because it can later help you in case of any unpleasant situation.

When hiring a car in Ireland, the customer has to pay or replace the car for any damage to the vehicle depending on the type of insurance. However the car hiring agency should be informed immediately after the accident.

There are a number of car hire companies which provide excellent car rental facilities in Dublin and Ireland at cheap rates. Their offices and pick up locations are situated at some of the most popular places in the cities and in Ireland, especially near Airports. Find more details about Car Hire at Dublin Airport and Ireland Car Rent at
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