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Spontaneous travel can be loads of fun, but before you rip up that map and toss away your guide book, let us tell you a few facts about Santa Clara County. This part of United States of America is home to around 126,200 people. If you want to discover what there is to do here, you could always ask some of the locals.
With a rental car, it'll be a cinch to check out this destination's most iconic sights! Santa Clara County offers some truly unforgettable attractions like the following:
Being in control of where and when you travel is one of the biggest advantages of having your own rental car while on vacation. Take the reins on your journey around Santa Clara County and delight in the freedom of visiting its best destinations at your own speed. Explore some (or all) of this place's most outstanding cities:
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From beaches to mountains and sandy shores, Santa Clara County is home to some picturesque vistas. Why not hit the road and drive around one or more of them? Escape town and set out on some exciting day trips. A full-size SUV is ideal for those longer drives. With an ability to take on all kinds of roads, these larger vehicles make it a joy to detour from the beaten path.
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream car is certainly within your grasp! Imagine tearing down the open road in a high-end convertible, even if it's only for a little while. Or perhaps you're just after a set of wheels to bring you from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit your style in Santa Clara County.
Climb into the driver's seat and get ready to discover the very best of Santa Clara County from the comfort and convenience of your own rental car. If you've never driven here before, you've no need to worry. We've pulled together a few handy tips to help you navigate your way around like a local:
People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Santa Clara County. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, it's a good idea to drive a little more carefully in new and unfamiliar destinations.
Speed limits generally range from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h in Santa Clara County and there are penalties for exceeding the limit. Residential roads usually have a maximum speed of 25 mi/h, unless signed otherwise.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Otherwise, it may give your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued straight to you.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in California.
Provided you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are able to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Santa Clara County. Just make sure you remain focused on the road.
In Santa Clara County, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you're planning to have a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner, leave your car behind.
Traffic laws in Santa Clara County permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before proceeding.