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What are the major attractions in Hammond?

If your trip to Hammond is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.

Close to the city center, Safari Quest Family Fun Center is one attraction you might like to put on your must-see list. If you still have room on that travel schedule, Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center and Zemurray Park will keep you entertained as well.

What are the best road trip destinations near Hammond?

You're probably curious about what else is around you. Head a bit outside of Hammond and you'll discover landmark sights. New Orleans is 43 miles away and the home of Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Fill up the gas tank, because it's well worth paying a visit.

What kind of rental car should I get for Hammond?

Whether you're traveling solo or with a few friends, CarRentals.com will help you find the best ride for your Hammond trip. A mini is a terrific choice if you're planning to spend nearly all of your time in the city center. Low-cost and with impressive mileage, these cars will take you from point A to B easily and comfortably. If you feel like doing things a little differently, browse our special category. You're sure to find something that'll turn a few heads! Got the little ones with you? A spacious SUV should tick all the boxes.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Hammond?

Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you're about to head off on an unforgettable road trip around Hammond, a safe and sturdy SUV could be the best solution. If you're hoping for the best possible deal and plan on staying mostly in the city, a budget compact is a wise pick. All you have to do is work out what's going to be the best fit, round up the troops, and hit the wide, open road.

What do I need to know about driving in St. Tammany Parish?

There's quite a bit more to cruising the roads of Hammond than just settling into the driver's seat and firing up the engine. Get familiar with a few important local traffic laws here:

What side of the road do they drive on in Hammond?

In Hammond, you'll need to stick to the right-hand side. When road-tripping someplace new, it's always a smart idea to go for an automatic vehicle. That way, you can concentrate on the road and save worrying about gear changes.

Does Hammond have peak-hour traffic?

One of the great things about vacationing in a smaller city is less traffic, so don't worry too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of only 20,000, you can expect a smooth Hammond driving experience.

Is it difficult to park in Hammond?

You'll find lots of places to leave the car in Hammond. Even in the thick of the action, there's often a spot right where you need it.

Are there speed limits in Hammond?

Speed limits vary in and around Hammond, but typically range from 20 mi/h to 75 mi/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless indicated otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in St. Tammany Parish?

Normally, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local authorities so they can send a fine directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in St. Tammany Parish?

Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in St. Tammany Parish.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Hammond?

It is legal to use a cell phone while cruising in your car around Hammond. But we recommend that you stay on the safe side and avoid using your phone — your focus should be on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Hammond?

In Hammond, it's an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you're planning to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, it's a good idea to leave the rental car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Hammond?

Yes it is. But before doing so, you are required to bring the car to a total stop and only move on if there's no traffic approaching.

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