When driving around Glasgow and the surrounding area, there a few key things to remember:
- Glasgow is well connected to other areas of Scotland. The M8 takes you to Edinburgh, if you want to venture north towards Stirling you can travel on the M80 and by taking the M77 you can visit the Western Coast of Ayrshire by taking the M77.
- As in the rest of the UK, unless specified, the speed limits in Glasgow are as follows: 30mph for residential areas with certain zones signposted 20mph, 60mph for A and B single carriageways, and 70mph on dual carriageways and motorways.
- There are no toll roads in Scotland, so you don’t have to keep spare change on-hand for anything other than petrol station snacks and coffee.
- As the beautiful countryside is home to farm and wild animals, anticipate and lower speed when in wooded areas where deer warning signs are visible.
- Some of the Scottish country roads are too narrow for two vehicles, so anticipate oncoming traffic on bends and where visibility is obstructed. Use safe passing places where possible and reduce speed accordingly
- If you drive in the winter months, reduce your speed and use fog lights in the event of snowstorms.
- To contact authorities in the event of an emergency, dial 999.
Our cars are ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) compliant, so when Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone rolls out to passenger cars, you don’t have to worry about the charges.