Here are some driving tips, because of the long distances in the USA, a lot is done by car. Their public transportation isn’t comparable with the European ones. Unless you’re visiting the bigger cities, they usually have a bus/train or subway service you can use.
- The roads are well-maintained. On some of the roads (Turnpikes), mainly in the east of the country, you have to pay toll at tollbooths.
- They work with indications as ‘North’ ‘South’ ‘East’ and ‘West’ to indicate directions.
- Speed limits are also different than in Europe. Indicated in miles. And speeding is a serious offence!
- Something else I learned if you have a school bus in front of you, and the bus turns on his warning lights and ‘stop’ sign to let children in and out, it’s forbidden to pass the school bus from either direction!
- There are some other regulations you should check before you drive there, like making a right turn at a red light, 4 ways stop,… Every state has its own regulations.
When renting a car, always ask the car company if there are special driving rules in the state(s) you are driving through. They probably can give you some tips as well!
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