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Where is Putnam County?

Nothing beats dropping the windows of your rental car and coasting down long, smooth stretches of road. But before you take off on a new adventure in Putnam County, how about discovering a few things about this popular location? Get set to say hello to United States of America, because that's where you'll need to go to kick off your adventure.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Putnam County?

Below you'll find our top tips if you're looking to score the best price on a rental car:

  • Use our nifty filter tool to help point you toward the hottest car deals in town — and then compare the prices;
  • By submitting your email address into our Price Drop Alert, you'll stay up to date with all the unbeatable discounts for your desired location;
  • Research is the key to getting your hands on the cheapest rentals deals in town, so be sure to take a look at both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you book your ride;
  • If your vacation is somewhat flexible, alter your dates to find better prices on different days of the week;
  • Try to keep the time of your pickup and drop-off the same. If you bring back your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you might be required to pay for an extra day unnecessarily;
  • Keep more cash in your wallet. You'll grab some of the thriftiest deals when you pay in advance for your rental;
  • The early bird catches the biggest worm, along with the hottest deals! Book now to grab some impressive savings.

What is the most popular rental car category in Putnam County?

From rivers to rocky coastlines and mountains, Putnam County is home to some epic nature. Why not take off and discover one or two of them? Leave town and set out on some excursions. An SUV is perfect for those longer drives. Designed to handle all types of terrain, these bigger vehicles make it a joy to detour off the beaten path.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Putnam County?

First of all, there's a broad range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles available in Putnam County. What you opt for is largely dependent on what you're willing to spend and what you're planning to do. Specialty vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you're splashing out, why not grab a high-end SUV, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you just need a car to whiz around town in as cheaply as possible, we can help you out with a budget compact vehicle (or something else that's unlikely to break the bank).

What do I need to know about driving in New York?

Start the engine and get ready to explore the best of Putnam County from the comfort of your own rental car. If you've never driven here before, don't stress. We've put together some tips to help you navigate your way around safely and smoothly:

What side of the road do they drive on in Putnam County?

You'll be cruising along the right-hand side of the road in Putnam County. Even though the rules may be similar to home, we recommend driving a little more cautiously in new and unfamiliar destinations.

Are there speed limits in Putnam County?

There certainly are. Typically, speed limits in Putnam County range between 20 mi/h and 65 mi/h. On residential streets, you're not usually allowed to drive over 45 mi/h.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in New York?

Generally speaking, your car rental company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may forward your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who'll then issue a fine to your postal address.

Are seat belts compulsory in New York?

Yes, so buckle up. Although, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

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

It's against the law to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Putnam County, and you could even receive a fine for simply handling your phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention remains on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Putnam County?

While behind the wheel in Putnam County, it's against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Putnam County?

Road rules in Putnam County allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for a green signal. Before doing so, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must check that the lane is clear before proceeding.

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