LA Traffic Information
Driving is a major part of the Los Angeles experience. The city is rather spread out so having a car rental in Los Angeles is the ideal way to get around. As you make your way to all the fabulous attractions be prepared to encounter the famous traffic of LA freeways. We recommend including a GPS to your rental vehicle so you can make your way around using backstreets if necessary. It is also important to know that speed is monitored by red light cameras and a photo of your license plate number will be taken to fine you for speeding.
When you rent a car in Los Angeles it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the main freeways. The famous 405, often referred to as Santa Monica Freeway, is known for its scenic views. Running through the greater Los Angeles area the 405 runs along the Pacific Coast and connects to the Ventura Freeway, also known as Route 101 or I-10. This major freeway also offers access to Culver City, Westfield Mall, and more. These routes do tend to suffer from congestion, so another option is to drive I-5 which runs directly through Downtown LA.