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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Champaign?
If your trip to Champaign is all organized but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Plan a stop at Memorial Stadium. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on travelers’ must-do lists. If you still have room on that travel itinerary, Research Park University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Marketplace will keep you on the go as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Champaign?
The beauty of having your own rental car is that you can go anywhere, anytime. Make the most of your newfound freedom by discovering all there is on offer in Decatur. It’s just 40 miles away. See the best sights starting with Hickory Point Mall, Scovill Zoo and Rock Springs Conservation Area. Bloomington is another popular option. It’s 45 miles away and boasts a variety of interesting things to see and do. Children’s Discovery Museum, Ironwood Golf Course and Eastland Mall are only the start.
What kind of rental car should I get for Champaign?
Having your own car in Champaign will give you more freedom to go wherever you like. Maybe you’re planning to head out of the city, cruise down the open road, and go where the wind blows. If so, pick up one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and explore the prairies in the surrounding area. If you just can’t get enough of the bright city lights, go for something small. Getting around bustling streets and heavy traffic will be a lot easier with a mini or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Champaign?
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a huge variety of both luxury and economy rentals in Champaign. What you end up going with depends on what you’re willing to spend and the activities you’ve got planned. Prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about mod cons and comfort. If you want to indulge yourself, why not book a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you’re just after a car to get you from A to B as cheaply as possible, go for a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
Is it difficult to park in Champaign?
Finding a car space in Champaign is relatively easy. Of course, it depends on where you are and when — you may have trouble parking in the very center during busier periods.
Does Champaign have peak-hour traffic?
One awesome thing about vacationing in a smaller city is less traffic, so don’t stress too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 86,100, you can expect a smooth Champaign driving experience.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Illinois?
In most cases, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Champaign?
As is the case in many places, regular cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising in your car around Champaign. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to maintain focus on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Champaign?
When driving in Champaign, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine while you’re out? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Champaign?
Traffic laws in Champaign permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before doing so, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before moving on.
Are seat belts compulsory in Illinois?
Seat belts are mandatory in Illinois. However, this rule may not apply for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

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