If you’re a traveler from overseas visiting the U.S., you will need some type of transportation to get to where you need to be. While car rentals are available and highly common among travelers, there are many hassles involved in renting a car. Fortunately, limousine hires are available and will take you to wherever you need to be and without the added troubles.
What many travelers may not realize is that an International Driving Permit (IDP) is not issued in the U.S. An IDP translates your license into a standard format so that foreign officials can understand your driving privileges and it serves as a valid government-issued license. This does not replace your license and must be obtained prior to coming to the U.S. When driving, you must have both your IDP and official driver’s license with you.
In addition to an IDP and official driver’s license, international drivers often worry about state auto insurance since insurance coverage is mandatory and states have strict insurance requirements. Driving without auto insurance can lead to various penalties and fines. Although you can obtain a U.S. driver’s license once you enter the U.S. if you are staying for an extended period of time, the process can take several months. Also, the residency requirements for obtaining a driver’s license vary upon states.
More importantly, there are laws and regulations that every driver must follow. These include driving on the right side of the road, always wearing a seat belt, ensuring children are secured in a child restraint device, using headlights and turn signals when necessary, stopping for ambulances, police vehicles and school buses, and many other rules. Not following these regulations can result in being pulled over by a police officer and receiving a ticket.
Also, driving in another country that you aren’t familiar with can be nerve-wracking. Although maps and landmarks may help direct you to where you need to go, unless you’re familiar with the area, you may find it hard getting there. Let’s face it – driving in an unfamiliar part of your own country can be troublesome. Now imagine driving in a completely different country.
By hiring a limousine for ground transportation needs, you can avoid these hassles and get to where you need to be. When visiting another country, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you will get somewhere, but rather focus on enjoying your travel. Even if you’re traveling for business reasons, don’t give yourself more work than you should have to. Hire a limo and relax!