The main rule to be followed when renting a car in Toronto is speed limit observance. Pay close attention to all traffic signs and plates; they can contain important information for a speed limit at specific area. If there is no information on the signs, means that in this area general speed limitations are valid:
- within built-up area– 50km/h
- outside built-up area – 80 km/h
- for highways – 100 km/h
Parking of a rented car in Toronto
There are no problems with parking in Toronto. Parkings here are divided into municipal and private, and also into parkings in living areas. You can use parking meters (parking alongside the roads with prior payment via ticket machine), and also use paid parkings where cost can be much more cheaper if you leave a car for long. Usually parking costs about 4 Canadian dollars per hour. Besides, you can park a car in living areas. It is allowed to park there for not more than 1-2 hours but it for free. If park a vehicle for more than time allowed, you can be fined.
Blood alcohol content allowed
Currently the blood alcohol concentration allowed in Canada is 0,05. A fine for exceeding this norm is 500 Canadian dollars. In addition, a driver's license is confiscated for three months. Such a strict punishment doesn't permit drivers to drink even a glass of light beer before driving. This factor has a negative impact on the economics of the country, as this rule influences bars and restaurants, which lose the lion's share of night earnings because of this law.
You can find filling stations in Toronto very easily. They are equipped with all required. Here you can wipe car's glasses, buy windscreen washing liquid, and visit a shop. Fuel in Toronto is of very high quality. Usual RON87 gasoline equates in quality to Russian RON 95. In the filling stations' area you can see the plates with prohibition of smoking, using of a mobile phone, and littering. Follow these rules not to be fined. Remember that there are three kinds of gasoline in Canada: RON87, RON89, and RON91.
And average prices for fuel in Toronto are:
- gasoline cost at an average is 1,25 CAD
- diesel engine cost at an average is 1,15 CAD