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Cheap car hire insurance Kuala Lumpur

One of the best ways to see the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur is by car. With rental agencies located in the city’s airport, in the city centre and at some of the hotels there is a great choice of vehicles and bargain prices available. There are many places of interest and getting around is reasonably stress free.

The great advantage for UK drivers is that in Kuala Lumpur they drive on the left. Traffic is similar to many British cities with morning and afternoon rush hours to be avoided. One major difference depends on the time of year you visit as monsoon rains can cause localised flooding slowing traffic very quickly and making driving difficult. A sensible precaution during these times is opting for car hire excess insurance in Kuala Lumpur.

Drinking and driving is illegal and the law here is strictly enforced. Police regularly set up check points in the entertainments areas of the city. You need to use seat belts in the rear and the front seats and cannot use mobile phones when driving.

The roads in parts of the city are winding and narrow and occasionally multi-lane main roads unexpectedly reduce to two or one lanes. Like many Asian countries, the biggest problem you will face is the motorcyclists who weave in and out of traffic and can catch you unawares. For this reason alone you should consider taking out car hire excess insurance in Kuala Lumpur.

You can drive in Kuala Lumpur on a UK license and identification is essential. Carrying your passport with you is recommended at all times and make sure you have the insurance details issued by the car hire company.

Most experienced UK drivers do not have any difficulty in negotiating the streets of Kuala Lumpur but occasionally accidents do happen. To avoid the possibility of a charge of up to £3000 it is advisable to take out car hire excess insurance in Kuala Lumpur.