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If your trip to Torrington is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Plan a stop at Warner Theater. It's one sight you'll usually find on most visitors' must-do lists. If you still have room on that travel itinerary, KidsPlay Museum and Litchfield First Congregational Church will keep you amused as well.
Put some extra gas in the tank, because there are some great reasons to get out and go exploring beyond Torrington. They include Mark Twain House in Hartford — a well-known road-trip destination just 22 miles away. When you've ticked that off your list, point your wheels in the direction of Bushnell Park.
With your own set of wheels, Torrington is your oyster. People venture to this alluring city for a variety of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have an unique car for each of them. A key priority for families is space. Depending on the size of the family, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a van. Travelers on a budget usually opt for the affordability of our smaller cars, such as a compact car or mini. If you're in the mood to create an impression in Torrington, check out our special category for a ride that'll make any car buff go weak at the knees.
You'll be happy to hear that there's an impressive variety of both high-end and economy rental vehicles available in Torrington. What you opt for depends on your budget and what you're planning to do. Prestige vehicles are all about comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not grab an elite SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you just need a car to zip around town in as economically as possible, stick with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that's unlikely to break the bank).
Before you settle into the driver's seat in Torrington, it pays to brush up on the local traffic regulations. From rules about turning at red lights to cell phone regulations, here's what you should know:
In Torrington, you'll have to stick to the right side. When traveling someplace new, it's a good idea to choose a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.
As the population of Torrington is approximately 36,400, you probably won't have much trouble with traffic. That said, downtown streets are generally busier before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
You'll find loads of places to leave your rental car in Torrington. Even right in the thick of things, there's usually a space just where you need it.
Most residential zones in Torrington have a 35 mi/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits typically range between 30 mi/h and 65 mi/h.
More often than not, your chosen rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local authorities so they can send a fine straight to you.
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts must be worn in Litchfield County.
It's prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Torrington, and you may even be fined for simply holding a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
When operating a vehicle in Torrington, it's an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes, you can turn on a red light in Torrington. But first you have to completely stop the car. Proceed only when you know the lane you are turning into is clear of oncoming traffic.