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Old 05-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #16
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Best of luck over there Ross.

Take care mate.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #17
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He wont need a Int licence for Europe or the UK
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #18
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #19
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He wont need a Int licence for Europe or the UK
True, but for the little effort involved and cost (nix) handy to have. Was in a multi-car pile-up west of Amsterdam on the way back south from Castricum and the copper on the scene surprisingly spoke little English and the International Drivers Licence helped him in negotiating the paperwork, and that was all he wanted.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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Hmmm ... dom't forget "Europe" now encompasses a lot of places where they were living in caves until about twenty minutes ago.
I'd bet that officcials in some of the recent bits of "Federation Europe" will recognise something in lots of languages over a thing that looks a lot like a credit card.
Knowing Ross's unerring proclivity for seeking out Vertical Smiles, he may well find himself in places like Latvia, Georgia or Kazakstan and possibly in need of a speedy departure...
Roadside discussions with hairy men in hairy hats holding AK47s with the safeties off, is made a lot easier if you can produce something more meaningful than a McDonalds Menu in their language - or at least something they might understand.
For $20 or whatever it is, why risk it?
Also, IIRC some countries outside Europe require that you buy their version of CTPFT insurance - which requires an International licence to be valid.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #21
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #22
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Hey Ross.. Amsterdam is great.. there was this girl you see, back in 1988 and I met her at a Cafe late one night near the brewery.

Never mind.. I am sure her kid sister is still around somewhere.

Just look out for that nymphomaniac in Munich.

She'll probably kill a young bloke like you.

(Was in the papers yesterday.. google it)

Have fun mate.. you're only young once!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #23
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Sorry to disagree but those international permits are a waste of time. All they do is state that you have an Australian licence in lots of different languages. They don't don't mean any thing outside the racq office. Its not like there has been any formal agreement with all the countries in the world that if you get one you can legally drive any where in the world. Thats why you don't need any tests to apply for one.

Just show your ozzy licence and talk your way through.
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I got pulled over in Wales last year and the only reason I got off was beacause I had an international drivers permit.
Its not a replacement for your licence but I wouldnt go overseas without one. As others ahve mentioned it costs $20 bucks from RACQ so why wouldnt you just do it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #24
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Ross, you're a bastard. A lucky, lucky bastard! Europe is bloody brilliant, and on a bike it'll be even better. Take care, look out for dodgies and bloody well keep us updated on your adventures so we can live vicariously.

Don't listen to miseryguts Joe, the weather is what you make it, on the one hand rainy weather is shit for sitting by the side of the road waiting for an Italian bus which has a "casual" timetable BUT it is bloody fantastic weather for pissing it up in a warm pub with a group of Danish chicks who dig your Aussie accent...
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #25
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I got pulled over in Wales last year and the only reason I got off was beacause I had an international drivers permit.
Its not a replacement for your licence but I wouldnt go overseas without one. As others ahve mentioned it costs $20 bucks from RACQ so why wouldnt you just do it.

Next time tell the Welsh git to fack off read here
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:56 AM   #26
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #27
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Oh goody... another "hey bozo... I know more about bureaucratic licencing/paperwork/insurance/ADR rules and assorted crap wtc. bullshit, than YOU do...!" thread, that this has evolved into...

Hey lads and ladies... you're MISSING the point here... McPackbacker is going to EUROPE...!

THAT means that shortly thereafter, there will LITERALLY be throngs (airplane and boatloads of 'em) of 17 to 21 year old nubile young european female backpackers clambering (in some cases I am sure some will consider SWIMMING!? ) for their lives towards Australia to escape the cultural onslaught that will no doubt ensue, when McLetmehelpyouwiththatheavypack arrives in the old world.

It's the old "blue healer dog in the yards" tactic... send one in the thick of things, to flush them out... let's just hope he just keeps the pasty white scrubbers in the UK with him...

Sure mate... drop us a line when you are headed towards souther Sweden (late summer I am assuming? ) we can always find a bit of mischief for you to get up to...?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:06 AM   #28
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We might get to see McILikebigtitypoms on Jersey Shore, .
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:13 AM   #29
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Sorry to disagree but those international permits are a waste of time. All they do is state that you have an Australian licence in lots of different languages. They don't don't mean any thing outside the racq office. Its not like there has been any formal agreement with all the countries in the world that if you get one you can legally drive any where in the world. Thats why you don't need any tests to apply for one.

Just show your ozzy licence and talk your way through.

+1. Total waste of time and money. Don't bother. We have reciprocal arrangements with many countries, including the UK and many in Europe.

Showing one of these permits to any authority over there will just get you a lot of blank looks.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #30
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What the hell do you want to go over there for?

The weathers shit
Joe its pissin down here
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