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Pledge to drive safely Pledge to drive safely
Rules and road signs Rules and road signs
Free 24 hour Roadside Assistance Free 24 hour Roadside Assistance
AA Roadwatch AA Roadwatch
Guard against theft Guard against theft
If you have an accident If you have an accident

Pledge to drive safely

The Pledge to Drive Safely is a campaign being run by Brake - the road safety charity - that aims to stop deaths and injuries on roads by improving the safety of drivers. If you drive, you can join the campaign now - just visit the Driver Safety section on www.brake.org.uk and Pledge to Drive Safely!

Nine people are killed on UK roads every day. If you pledge to do these things every time you drive, then the chances of killing or hurting someone else, or yourself, are radically reduced.

Avis and Brake - helping you drive safely.


At Avis, we try harder to ensure you have an enjoyable rental experience. Here we provide some useful tips and contact numbers to assist you on your journey.

Rules and road signs

Drive on the left hand side of the road. Overtake on the right.
Give way to traffic coming from the right at roundabouts.
By law, seatbelts must be worn in the front and rear.
Major roads have priority over minor roads. A white line painted across the road means stop and give way to major roads ahead.
30mph/48kph in built up areas.
70mph/112 kph on dual carriageways.
60mph/96kph on single carriageways.
70mph/112kph on motorways.
Temporary speed limit.
Lane closed ahead.

Free 24 hour Roadside Assistance

In case of emergency, breakdown, accident or any incident involving your Avis rental car, call free on 0800 200 888.

AA Roadwatch

Get live traffic reports from the AA's traffic and weather information line on 09003 401 100 or 401 100 from your mobile, or you can visit www.theaa.com.
*Premium call rates apply, Mobile rates vary.

Guard against theft

Always lock the vehicle when leaving it unattended and don't leave valuables or belongings on display. If you do experience theft, report it to the Police and obtain a crime reference number or Police Report.

If you have an accident
  • Dial 999 to call the Police, Ambulance or Fire Service.
  • Do not admit fault. Do not give money to anyone.
  • Obtain vehicle and insurance details of any other party involved.
  • Do not attempt to drive your car unless you believe it is safe to do so.
  • Go to your nearest Avis location and we will help you fill in an Incident Report Form.

We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.

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