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If your trip to Lima is all sorted out but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.
If you're looking for a reason to see what's outside the immediate center, Limaland Motorsports Park is it. Like another one? Edgewood Roller Skating Arena is also worth the short journey out.
Time to hit the open highway and head out to Lakeview. Just 19 miles away, a day trip here will be easy. Want an excuse to go and have a look? Indian Lake and Indian Lake State Park ought to be enough reason. If you need any more persuading, also think about Tecumseh Island.
No matter your motoring needs in Lima, CarRentals.com will get you from one place to another comfortably and efficiently. If you're in the city for work, a premium car may be right up your alley. These kinds of vehicles have high-end finishes, luxurious interiors, and a whole host of extras. Vacationing on a budget and looking to save a few bucks? A compact car or a mini may be the way to go. These smaller vehicles are inexpensive to run and fantastic for zooming around those busier city streets. If you have the kids (and tons of luggage) in tow, a full-size car will give you all the room and space you need.
Sometimes it's all about the journey, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you're about to head off on an epic road trip around Lima, a comfortable SUV could be the perfect solution. If you're hoping for a fantastic bargain and plan on staying mostly in the city, a versatile compact is hard to beat. All you need to do is work out what's going to be the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the wide, open road.
When driving somewhere new, you should have a solid understanding of the local traffic laws. Here's what you'll need to know to cruise around Lima safely:
You'll be driving on the right-hand side of the road in Lima. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it's wise to drive a little more carefully in places you've never been.
One of the great things about motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so don't stress too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 38,800, you can look forward to a smooth Lima driving experience.
Finding a place to leave the car in Lima is a breeze. You don't need to circle the block in dense traffic here — and that's what the locals love about it. There's loads of off and on-street parking on offer.
Most residential zones in Lima have a 35 mi/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits normally range between 20 mi/h and 70 mi/h.
In most cases, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can send a fine to you directly.
In short, yes. Although, there are some exceptions for vehicles run by public transportation networks.
It's not illegal, but we don't recommend it. For a safe journey, it's wise to wait until your trip has ended before texting or calling.
In Lima, it is against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. If you plan to have a few drinks with dinner, it'd be wise to leave your rental car behind.
Yes. But before doing so, you are required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop and only proceed if the coast is clear.