1. On which side of the road should I drive my RV in Orlando?
In Orlando, like in the rest of the U.S., driving is on the right hand side of the road.
2. What are the general speed limits in Orlando and across the country?
Speed limits in Orlando, and the U.S, often range between 25-70 mph. Always look out for speed limit signs as they may vary depending on the area and road type.
3. I am an international traveler, which driving license do I need?
International visitors can drive with a valid driver's license from their home country. An International Driving Permit (IDP) may also be required.
4. Are there toll roads in Orlando?
Yes, there are several toll roads around Orlando and throughout the state of Florida. It is advisable to carry change to pay them, or consider getting a SunPass, Florida´s prepaid toll program.
5. What types of roadside assistance are available?
Emergency roadside assistance services are widely available throughout the state, and most RV rental companies offer 24/7 roadside assistance.
6. Are radar detectors legal in Orlando?
Yes, the use of radar detectors is legal in the state of Florida, including Orlando, except for commercial vehicles.
7. Where can I park my RV in Orlando and the surrounding areas?
In Orlando, several RV parks are available. Additionally, state and national parks often have RV-friendly campgrounds. Avoid parking on the street as most cities have restrictions.
8. How congested are the roads in Orlando?
Traffic in and around Orlando can be heavy, especially during peak commuting hours and tourist season. It is advisable to plan your route ahead and factor in potential delays.
9. Are there specific driving rules I should be aware of when driving my RV in Orlando?
Yes, several rules are important to note. For instance, turning right on a red light after a full stop is legal unless otherwise specified. Also, remember to always use your turn signals.
10. Is it required to have a special license to drive an RV?
For most standard sized RVs, a regular passenger vehicle driver's license is sufficient. However, a special license might be needed for larger models. Verify with your RV rental agency.
11. Can I use HOV lanes with my RV?
High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are typically reserved for vehicles with 2 or more people. However, rules can vary, so look out for local signage.
12. What do I need to know about RV insurance in Orlando?
RV rental companies in Orlando typically offer insurance coverage for your rental. However, it´s a good idea to check with your own car insurance company to see if your coverage extends to RV rentals.
13. Are there particular safety considerations when driving an RV?
Driving an RV is different from a car due to their size and weight. Ensure you drive slower than the speed limit, allow extra space for stopping, and always use your mirrors when changing lanes or turning.
14. Can I overnight park my RV anywhere?
No, overnight parking is not allowed in every place. Always look for RV-friendly areas or campgrounds. Some businesses, like certain Walmarts, may allow overnight parking. Always verify in advance.
15. Are children allowed to ride in the RV while it's being driven?
Yes, children can ride in an RV while it's being driven, however, Florida law requires children age 5 and under to be secured in a federally-approved child restraint system.