- Driving in flip-flops or with bare feet is strictly illegal in Gran Canaria, and the police are known to come down hard on offenders, even clueless tourists in rental cars. Keep a pair of sensible shoes in the car, just as a reminder, and be sure to wear them while behind the wheel.
- If you’re travelling with little ones in tow, consider bringing your car seat from the UK. Many airlines don’t charge extra to transport child car seats in the hold, while most Gran Canaria car hire companies will almost certainly whack on a generous surcharge. It’s a smart way to save a few more hard-earned pennies for family fun in the sun.
- Don’t hazard even a small tipple before hopping in your Gran Canaria hire car on a 2016 holiday. It’s something that could seriously backfire and leave you with a whopping on-the-spot fine. Drink-driving limits are lower than in the UK, allowing only 50mg of alcohol per 100ml, equivalent to a very small beer. Don’t take the risk and stick to soft drinks. There’s plenty of time to party after you park the car.
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