If your trip to Washington is all booked but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.The wider area is renowned for some great cruise and boating. Why not jump in your rental car, get some fresh air and reconnect with nature?
Rent a car and see Washington at your own pace. Want to venture out into some nearby natural areas? Go with an SUV. This vehicle is ideal for those after adventure in the great outdoors. Just want to get easily from A to B and traveling with minimal luggage? If you’re not planning on driving very far, a fuel-efficient mini is a terrific option.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a broad range of both high-end and economy rental vehicles on offer in Washington. What you end up going with is largely dependent on what you’re willing to spend as well as what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not book a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps an upmarket mid-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you just need something to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, we can help you out with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
It’s always smart to get familiar with the road rules before you get behind the wheel of your rental car. If you’re off to Washington, here’s what you need to know:
You’ll be cruising along the right side of the road in Washington. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it’s always smart to drive a bit more cautiously in new and unfamiliar destinations.
One of the upsides of traveling to a smaller city like Torrington is less traffic — and you won’t find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Washington. However, you may still run into busier road conditions as people come and go from work.
You shouldn’t have any problems getting a parking spot in Washington. With loads of places to leave your car, exploring the best of this destination is easy and fun.
The speed limits in the neighborhood of Washington are like the rest of Torrington, ranging from 30mph to 65mph. To ensure safety for all road users, a default speed limit of 35mph applies to most residential areas.
One of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. On the other hand, it may give your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is issued directly to you.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Torrington.
Provided you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while behind the wheel in Washington. But be sure to keep concentrating on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Washington is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave the car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Yes. But before doing so, you must completely stop the vehicle and only continue if the lane is free of traffic.