Three Driving Tips for New Las Vegas Residents

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know how overwhelming traffic is, especially if there’s a big event. However, there are ways to battle it successfully and get to your destination relatively quickly. By following a few simple tips, you can cruise through traffic without the headache.

Don’t Travel the Strip

Unless your goal is to take in the sights and sounds of the Strip via car, it’s best to avoid it altogether. Traffic is in a perpetual gridlock, so any trip taken here is going to take far longer. If you can, use the roads to the west of the Strip. This area has far less traffic and allows you to navigate more easily. Most hotels and casinos also have rear entrances to parking, so you can still access them easily if that’s your destination.

Watch For Speed Limits

Especially on the Strip, but throughout Las Vegas, speed limits change often. If you’re traveling a road you haven’t been on before, pay close attention. You don’t want to get pulled over and have to pay a speeding ticket in your new hometown.

Use Valet Parking

Although valet parking may seem like a needless expenditure, Las Vegas is different from most cities. Many casinos have free valet service, and after tipping your driver, you’ll only spend between $1 and $5 depending on your generosity.

New residents have a lot to think about when it comes to driving in Las Vegas. These simple tips can help you have a better driving experience. When in doubt, you also have the option to leave the car at home and take public transit. Either way, you can have a safe and happy drive with a little advance planning.

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