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Frequently asked questions
Put some extra gas in the tank, because there are a few good reasons to get out and explore beyond Old Town. They include Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville — an appealing road-trip destination just 43 miles away. Looking for one more reason to visit? Florida Museum of Natural History is also within close reach.
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Rent some wheels and see Old Town your way. Love to head out into some nature? Opt for a full-size car. This vehicle is ideal for those craving outdoor adventures. Just want to get comfortably from A to B and traveling with minimal luggage? If you aren’t planning on doing a lot of driving, a fuel-efficient mini is a great option.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re about to head off on an unforgettable road trip around Old Town, a roomy SUV could be the perfect solution. If you’re looking for the cheapest price possible and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is a wise pick. All you have to do is work out what’ll suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the wide, open road.
There’s a whole lot more to getting on the road in Old Town than just jumping in the driver’s seat and turning the engine over. Familiarize yourself with a few important local traffic regulations here:
You’ll have to keep right when driving in Old Town. Not only that, take a little extra care if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Old Town, although you might find it hard to get a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel that provides guests with parking is always a good idea.
Most residential zones in Old Town have a 30mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits generally range between 10mph and 70mph.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Otherwise, it may supply your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is issued to you directly.
As long as you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are allowed to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Old Town. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
When operating a vehicle in Old Town, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of glasses of wine while you’re out? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes it is. But before you turn, you must bring the car to a total stop and only continue if the coast is clear.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Chiefland.