Driving Around Kerry
When you are exploring the more rural areas of the county the roads are simple two lane roads with a single lane heading in each direction, and they can be quite narrow and winding.
There are also some local roads that are bi-directional single lane roads that criss-cross the countryside. You won’t usually need to travel on these roads, but if you are and you encounter traffic coming the opposite way, you can usually find some slightly wider parts of the road where you can pull in as far as you can and the person coming against you will have just enough room to pass.
It can be a little daunting but take your time and leave the other driver do the passing after you have pulled over and you should be fine. You will also encounter farm animals on these roads, especially sheep, on the road. These animals are well used to motor traffic and will not move out of the way so you should drive around them if safe to do so.
Unlike in the USA/Europe, Pedestrian/Zebra Crossings are not always placed on intersections; they are frequently put on sections of the street that sees a high volume of pedestrian traffic, so keep an eye out for them anywhere.
Hopefully this gives you a good idea of the Kerry roads, don’t let it daunt you too much you’ll get the hang of it in no time. Just remember to enjoy your trip to Kerry.
Some Handy Tips
Get the best map you can find and/or GPS (although some GPS`s get lost in the real outback areas and mountains). You can plan your route well in a comfortable bar the night before.
Make sure you have plenty fuel in your tank as garages can be few and far between, and on that note make sure you put the correct fuel into it.
The wearing of seat belts, both front and rear, is compulsory both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
Driving Under the Influence of alcohol is taken very seriously in Ireland and heavy penalties will be imposed on those found to be above the legal blood/alcohol limit. Random breath alcohol testing by the Gardai(Police) can take place at any time.
Now that you have got the gist of things about driving around County Kerry, then lets go on some spectacular Scenic Drives Around The Kingdom Of Kerry.
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