Europcar in the USA
There is a reason why the Unites States is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations. Beach holidays, adventure travel, city breaks, road trips - there are infinite ways to enjoy this huge and diverse country. For any of these getaways, Europcar is there to get you on your way. Whether you are off for a quintessential cross-country road trip along Route 6, exploring a metropolis like Chicago or New York, or going from beach to beach along the East Coast.
There are 46 stations situated in main US airports. Picking up your hire car from an international airport allows you to start your journey as soon as you hit the tarmac. Europcar’s practical airports locations include Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington, New York and San Francisco.
When you rent a car in the US with Europcar, you need to collect your hire car at the Advantage desk. Europcar works in partnership with Advantage, a trusted American car hire operator.
Driving in the USA
In the USA, motorists drive on the right hand side of the road.
You will need an international driver’s licence in addition to a valid photo ID or passport to drive in the USA.
Each US state has their own laws, but these are some general rules that apply to all drivers in the United States.
In most states the maximum speed limit is 65 miles per hour (110 km/h). Speed is regularly monitored by speeding cameras or handheld radar guns. The speed limit around school zones decreases to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h) or during times where there are more people in the area, to 15 miles per hour (25 km/h).
Driving under the influence of alcoholic drinks is heavily penalised in the United States. Texting while driving is also prohibited, so be careful to not use your phone while you are behind the wheel.
The United States is a large country, with large expanses of remote areas. Plan your route carefully and consider the distance, petrol stations, and rest stops along your journey.
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Where to start? The United States of America is as diverse as it is big, and chockablock with incredible, world class destinations. Take a Californian road trip from Los Angeles to the glitz of the Las Vegas strip, before visiting the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Six hours north of L.A lies San Francisco and its iconic bridge. If beaches are more your thing, drive along the East Coast where the golden shores of Miami and Florida await you. New Orleans and Austin are where you’ll find some original southern hospitality and soul food; plus Nashville - the home of Country music. Not forgetting Chicago and Lake Michigan and of course, New York with all its wonders. Even if one of those iconic drives tickles your fancy, it will be something you can tick off the bucket list.
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