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If your trip to Pride Park is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Leave that rental car in the hotel parking lot and exercise those legs. Not far from this neighborhood's center, Pride Park Stadium is worth a visit. Intu Derby and Derbyshire County Cricket Club are two other close-by attractions that draw loads of travelers like yourself.
Pride Park is great, but you don't have to spend all your time there! Get out and experience your surrounds. Alvaston is a wonderful place to start. Located just 2 miles away, it's an ideal way to spend a few hours.
Get to know the locals while you're in Pride Park by attending an event at one of the area's top convention centers. There are some terrific things on, so take a look at the schedule and set aside a day. Recommended places include:
Seeing as Pride Park is just 1 mile from the center of Derby, it's likely you're going to do some city driving this vacation. If that's the case, we suggest a small or a standard-sized vehicle. Depending on your hotel location, parking could be in short supply — so don't make things harder by going for an excessively large rental car.
For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is the stuff that dreams are made of. But renting the car of your dreams is far easier than you think! Imagine the thrill of cruising down the highway in a fancy convertible, even if it's only for a short while. Or perhaps all you're after is a cheap ride to get you safely from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit you in Pride Park.
Cruising in and around Pride Park entails more than just knowing how to start the engine. Familiarize yourself with the local traffic rules and venture around this buzzing city safely:
In Pride Park, motorists stick to the left-hand side of the road. This means the driver's seat is on the right side. If you've opted for a manual transmission vehicle, get ready to be changing gears with your left hand.
Peak-hour traffic jams aren't a huge worry in Pride Park and the greater Derby area. With a population of 235,000, the roads aren't as busy here as they are in larger cities.
For the most part, finding a spot to park the car in Pride Park isn't too difficult. If you're on the way to one of the busier attractions in town, it's a wise idea to check out parking options before you set off.
Just like the rest of the city of Derby, the neighborhood of Pride Park 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.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Otherwise, it may pass on your contact details to the relevant local agency so the fine is issued to you directly.
Seat belts have to be worn in Derby. That being said, these rules may differ for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.
As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while operating a vehicle in Pride Park. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
While driving in Pride Park, it's an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. Planning to have a wine or two while you're out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
It's a big no-no to turn at a red light in Pride Park. When you encounter one, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the signal flicks back to green.