Fines for violation of driving regulations
Tickets can be paid in banks only; payment on-site is not allowed. See some fines for general violations below:
- safety belts - $50
- speed infringement – $60-500
- parking in places for the disabled - $250
- driving the roadside - $400
Be attentive, many traffic signs are just inscriptions without any symbols.
Parking of a rented car in San Francisco
Parking a car in the city, you have to observe a number of rules. For example, if you park a car uphill, don't forget to use handbrake and turn the wheels from a sidewalk. If you park a car downhill, turn the wheels to a sidewalk. Parking in San Francisco is rather expensive. Besides, not everywhere is allowed to park. The most convenient and economical way is to use such parkings as “park & go”, which are located near railway stations and other transport hubs.
If you travel in the USA by car, always pay close attention to the traffic signs and plates on the roads, as the regulations can vary from state to state. Nevertheless, the basic regulations are common for all the states. They include fastened safety belts, special child safety seats, observance of the speed limit, rules for stopping and parking. Parking in the places intended for the disabled is strictly prohibited.
Most of the roads in California are free of charge. Even some large bridges are passed for free. Anyway, there are four toll roads in the state and eight toll bridges including the best-known one – the Golden Gate Bridge.
Passing of every toll bridge costs $5-6. As for the toll roads, it costs $1, 25-1,75 to pass them. Payment for such roads is made by passage. Lines occur rarely. There are about 200 highways in the state and each of them has its own number. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the biggest suspended bridges in the world and it certainly worth to pass it. Besides, on weekdays cars with more than three persons can pass it for free. Pedestrians also pass the bridge for free. This bridge is the only exit from San Francisco to the north direction.
Thus, the city provides numerous possibilities for travelling within the USA, so you can choose in advance the cities, which you would like to visit by a car rented in San Francisco.