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If your trip to Erdington is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Leave that rental car back at the hotel and start using those legs. Not far from this neighborhood's center, StarCity is worth a look. New Hall Mill and Laser Station are a couple of other nearby attractions that lure plenty of travelers like yourself.
If you're after some fascinating places that are nearby, head 2 miles from Erdington to Perry Barr. Whether you go for a day or just a few hours, there's plenty to keep you occupied.
Constantly on the move for business-related reasons? Convention centers are probably like a second home to you. With easy access to hotels and cafés, your trip is sure to go off without a hitch if you're booked in at any of these places:
Jump behind the wheel of an intermediate car and discover the gorgeous sights of Birmingham with a few friends. These versatile vehicles offer ample legroom and a larger trunk to stow all your luggage. They have great gas mileage, so you can easily travel the 4 miles between Erdington and central Birmingham (and beyond!) without hurting your hip pocket. But if you're eager to indulge a little on your vacation, why not book a premium vehicle? Awesome extra features, such as stylish leather seats and advanced audio systems, guarantee the ultimate driving experience.
You'll be pleased to hear that there's a great range of both high-end and economy rental vehicles available in Erdington. What you end up going with is largely dependent on what you're willing to spend and what you're hoping to do. Specialty vehicles are all about comfort and class. If you're splashing out, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a cushy medium-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you just need a car to get you around town at the cheapest price possible, you're better off going with an economy vehicle (or something else that's unlikely to break the bank).
From speed limits to parking, you should have an idea about the local road rules before you start driving in Erdington. If you're eager to learn, read on!
In Erdington, you'll be driving on the left side of the road. That means the driver's seat is on the right side. If you've rented a ride with a manual transmission, familiarize yourself with changing gears with your left hand.
Peak-hour traffic jams aren't a huge issue in Erdington and the wider area of Birmingham. With a population of 984,300, the roads aren't as busy here compared to larger cities.
It's relatively easy to find a car space in Erdington, although it can be challenging to secure a spot in the busiest areas. Booking a hotel that has parking included will make things easier.
As with the rest of the city of Birmingham, the neighborhood of Erdington has speed limits ranging from 30 mi/h to 70 mi/h. In residential areas, you generally won't be able to drive faster than 30 mi/h.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Alternatively, it may supply your contact details to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent directly to you.
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be worn in Birmingham.
As is the case in many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while cruising in your car around Erdington. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just be sure to maintain focus on the road.
When driving in Erdington, it's illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Thinking of having a wine or two while you're out? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Turning on a red light is prohibited in Erdington. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights so you don't breach any road rules.