Moving to a new city is an exciting time in your life. From exploring new environments to meeting new friends, there are countless reasons to discover your new city by car. Use these tips to prepare for driving in an unfamiliar city.

Embrace Getting Lost

Driving in any city presents an interesting set of challenges, including maneuvering bumper-to-bumper traffic, figuring out where the nearest gas station is and understanding how cautious (or lack there-of) pedestrians and other drivers are of your vehicle. When you get to your new city, take a day or two to embrace the wrong turns and detours. Drive around just for the fun of it, learn your neighborhood and discover local landmarks, like bridges and buildings, that will help you better understand your new environment.

Be Aware of Unfamiliar Road Signs

While you’re discovering your new city, you may come across unusual driving activity or maybe even a road sign you only saw on your driving test way-back-when. These could be fog, black ice or flood zone warnings. Take note of the signs in your neighborhood and learn what it means for you as a driver.

Eliminate Distractions

It’s important to be as alert as possible when driving on unfamiliar roads or highways, even if you aren’t planning on staying long. Peasy makes every drive easier with our worry-free, multi-state tolling solution. All you’ll need to do is snap a photo of your license plate, add your credit card and you’re good to go. Focus on the road in front of you when you download Peasy for free.