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I've never driven a vehicle on to a ferry before. What do I do?


Follow this simple guide when driving on and off the ferry:

  • Turn on your headlights and drive slowly, allowing plenty of room to brake

  • Follow the instructions of staff carefully — don't use your mobile phone, turn off your radio and open your window to make sure you can hear them

  • Check that other vehicles aren't approaching alongside before you open your door

  • Make sure your handbrake or parking brake is on 

  • Disable your car alarm, if possible. 

  • Make sure you have all your belongings with you before leaving the ship.

  • Don't start the engine until you're told to move off to avoid unnecessary fumes.

  • Drive slowly on leaving the ferry and follow the instructions of crew and shore staff.

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