Discover hidden Turkey and the open road by renting a vehicle during your holiday. With many of Turkeys real gems inaccessible by public transport renting a car really is the way to see all that Turkey has to offer.
There are many car rental companies in Kalkan offering a wide selection of vehicles from small compact cars, Jeeps to minibus style vehicles.
Driving in Turkey
Whilst the roads in Turkey may well be quiet out of the towns, driving in Turkey may be different to driving in your home country. Many Turks drive creatively and enthusiastically and it is best that you drive defensively as you may not be used to some of the customs of driving in Turkey.
Some customs you should be aware of include;
- The on-coming vehicle flashing their lights means they are coming through, it does not indicate giving you right of way
- If you stop and indicate to turn left do not expect the vehicles behind to stop, often they will overtake you. Pull to the right, wait for the road to clear then turn left.
- Overtaking on blind bends is not uncommon
- Be aware that vehicles, especially the Dolmus will stop unannounced to collect or drop off passengers.
When in Turkey always wear a seat belt. If you are involved in an accident you no longer need to call the police providing there is only material damage to the vehicles and nobody is killed or injured, you may find however that your car rental company requires you to contact the police. To contact the traffic police you should dial 155 (112 for medial emergencies).
If the traffic police are to attend you should not attempt to move any vehicle. If you are not able to understand the police or communicate effectively you should say “TÜRKÇE BİLMİYORUM LÜTFEN ELÇİLİĞİM İLE KONUŞUN, Tel: 455 3344″, asking for the assitance of the Embassy.
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