Driving in Manhattan can be intimidating but with foresight you can have a smooth drive in your Sixt car rental. We recommend you take advantage of our optional GPS service to know about the shortest route due to traffic. Also, make sure to look out for signs listing parking regulations on city streets. Most streets also require paying a meter, which you can do via cash, coins or credit card.
Viewing a map before driving is also helpful as some areas of the city are pedestrian-only. Speaking of pedestrians, many New Yorkers and visitors walk everywhere and it is important to pay attention. During certain hours turning may be prohibited at some intersections and will be marked by signs. And unlike in other US cities, drivers cannot turn right at red lights unless there is a separate turn signal.
If you go beyond the borders of Manhattan in your rental car there are several options. The Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg bridges take you to Brooklyn, while the 59th St. Bridge takes you to Queens. Upper Manhattan also has connections to the Bronx. And two tunnels and the George Washington Bridge connect Manhattan to New Jersey.