An NYC Road Trip With An Emphasis On The Road!

Posted by at 23 March 2018, at 13 : 07 PM

An NYC Road Trip With An Emphasis On The Road!

Head to New York City or China and the emphasis will be on having a great time. And, it should be because these trips are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. To fail to have a good time is like not enjoying a meal at a five-star restaurant. When it comes to NYC, though, you have to put a greater focus on driving because, well, the city is a minefield! Driving through it isn’t recommended what with the traffic and public transport links, but there are little details which matter too. If you’re looking to explore the Big Apple with a car, here are a few things you should know first.

The People Are Crazy

Jaywalking is real in the majority of states in the US, but it’s like it doesn’t apply in New York. Pedestrians will walk into of the car and expect you to stop even if it’s your right of way. In fact, some people think the foot traffic is akin to the actual traffic in Southeast Asia, which should give you an indication. Not only are they brazen, but they’re happy to check out and file suit too. So, take your time and expect the unexpected. Otherwise, a trip to NYC may end up with a trial date!

No Turn On Red

In a lot of places throughout America, motorists are okay to turn right at a red light. To find out about the places which do allow it, has a cool list. New York City, for some reason, is the exception to the rule because it’s different to every state in the country. Though it’s good to be different, it doesn’t help when the NYPD pull you over and ask why you performed an illegal maneuver. Unless otherwise stated, don’t move until the lights turn green.

An NYC Road Trip With An Emphasis On The Road!

Watch For The Signs

New York has lots of rules that aren’t taken for granted by the locals. As an out-of-towner, you won’t have a clue what is allowed and what isn’t. Thankfully, the good people of the city authority have put up signs to alert passers-through. All you have to do is keep an eye out and follow their instructions. Now, it sounds easy, yet it’s harder in practice than in theory. Not only are they small signs, but you’re in the middle of a megalopolis trying not to panic. Good luck with that! Jokes aside, keep your eyes peeled.

An NYC Road Trip With An Emphasis On The Road!

Especially The Parking Ones

Firstly, finding a decent spot in the city is impossible at times. At the weekends, you’re better off leaving the car at home! It isn’t an option for road trippers, which is why watching out for parking signs is essential. To begin with, they will alert you to spaces where you can park up for the day and enjoy the sights. The second point is a little sneaky – they lie. Well, they don’t but the companies leave the devil in the fine print. So, the sign that says “All day parking for $5” may mean the rate only lasts for 30 minutes.

So, are you ready to hit the NYC roads?!

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