Safe Driving Tips For Queenstown
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
Come to us for the cheapest car hire in Queenstown, as well as unrivalled local knowledge. We know where the best attractions are, and how to get to them. Of course, we want you to get there in comfort and style, and there’s bound to be a vehicle in our fleet that is tailor-made for your requirements. But we want you to get there safely as well, so here are a few tips for safer driving in Queenstown, and throughout the Central Otago region.
Because Queenstown doesn’t have a lot of traffic light crossings, and with a high volume of pedestrians wandering here, there and everywhere during the holiday season, look out for people crossing the road while you’re driving through town.
When you get out of town and hit the open road, you’ll notice there are plenty of lookouts where you can pull over and take in the incredible scenery in our region. Most of the lookouts are signposted in advance, so please give plenty of notice to the motorists behind you before pulling off the road to take in the view.
You’ll be well aware that this is hilly and mountainous country, and some of the roads are narrow as a result. Take your time and strictly follow the speed limits; if everyone does this, your motoring will be smooth and safe. Overtaking opportunities might be limited in some areas, and with lots of holiday traffic on the road, you might need to exercise some patience.
Because this is an alpine environment, the weather can be changeable even in the height of summer. We encourage you to be prepared for this. If you’re doing some exploring off the beaten track and the weather starts to turn, head back to the sealed main roads before things take a turn for the worse. And when the roads are twisty and turning in places, remember to adhere to speed limits. They’re there for a very good reason.
Our fleet of budget car rentals in Queenstown is immaculately maintained and regularly serviced, so you can be sure that the vehicle you hire from us will be reliable. Vehicle dependability should be the least of your worries, so as long as you take a common-sense approach to your driving you’ll stay safe and enjoy a wonderful holiday. But we have one final word of advice; book now! Car hire in Queenstown is in increasing demand as the holiday season approaches, so to make sure you secure your preferred vehicle, contact us as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to help you hire the right vehicle, and we’ll be just as happy to share more local knowledge with you as well.