LA Driving Tips

Right Turn On Red Light

One of the most common questions we get from our international visitors is, "can I make a right hand turn at a red light?"  The answer is yes, EXCEPT when there is a sign that says "NO TURN ON RED."  Most intersections do not have this sign, but always check before turning right.  If you do not see this sign, you must first make a complete stop, check for pedestrians crossing the street, and then cautiously turn right.

Rush Hour

Another common question is, "what time is rush hour"?  Rush hour is typically Monday through Friday, from 7am-10am and in the afternoon from approximately 4pm-7pm.  BUT more often than not, you will still run into traffic at any time of the day.  It is just a part of the Los Angeles experience and at one point or another you will have to sit in traffic.  The best thing to do is not get stressed or upset about it.  You can try your best to plan around it, but do not delay the start of your day or shorten the amount of time you spend sightseeing a certain location just to avoid traffic.

Drive safely!