Whether you’re planning to visit or moving there permanently, there are some things you need to know about Florida before you set out for St. Augustine, FL. It’s a beautiful state, you can make a trip from the East to the West coast to take in a beach sunrise and a beach sunset on the same day, you’ll never need to spend another dime on heating your home, but there are some downsides for drivers. Tim Huber Insurance wants to inform new residents and travelers what to expect on the road in the great state of Florida.
- The highways can be crazy. The roads in Florida seem to have been designed by in a random manner. Keep an eye out for one-way streets pointing right at one another with a sharp turn at the end so you don’t wind up driving against traffic. Remember that people can turn right on a red light here. Consider letting an experienced Florida driver take you around while you take notes for your first few days here.
- The salty sea air can actually damage your car. If you’re staying near the coast for extended periods of time, the climate here will chip away at your paint and rust your car without regular washing.
- Set out a few more hours than you think it will take to get where you’re going on longer road trips. The long vertical shape of Florida more or less arranges the whole state in a straight line with a bunch of winding roads and detours, so if you want to drive from Tampa to Miami, you’re driving through a lot more cities along the way than if you were going from Cleveland to Akron.
Tim Huber Insurance can make sure you’re covered for any kind of accident on your trip or daily drive. Contact our St. Augustine, FL office for more information on auto insurance in Florida. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.