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How to Avoid Chicago Rush Hour

March 18, 2016
Like all big cities, Chicago traffic can be a nightmare during rush hour. When you visit with your exotic car rental Chicago vehicle from Global Exotics, you can avoid the worst rush hour traffic with a little planning ahead. The most important thing is to make sure you have plenty of time to get to where you plan on going and stay calm! Below are some common situations that may make traffic worse than times outside of rush hour. But as with any large city, traffic doesn’t just happen during rush hour – you may find yourself stuck at any time due to a number of factors. Plan ahead!  

Highways

When you are here with your exotic rental car Chicago, you will find that both highways and city streets will be busy. Sometimes, it is better to avoid the highway and take the city streets. There are more lights, but sometimes you can avoid the congestion on the highway. Most of all, you need to try to avoid driving between 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.  

Downtown

When you are in Chicago with your exotic car rental, try to avoid driving downtown, especially in the Loop, during rush hour. If you need to be downtown, trying parking outside the Loop and take the subway into the downtown core. Sometimes, going a bit out of the way will actually save time. When you are downtown, walk to your destination. This is a great way to get some exercise as well!  

Construction

As with most major cities, the warmer weather also brings construction! This is part of life in the city and it can’t be avoided. The best thing is to have a plan on how you will avoid these areas with your Chicago exotic car rental. Since you will not be familiar with the areas under construction, you’ll need to do a bit of research. Check out the city website to find information on what projects are happening in the city and google “Chicago construction zones”. This will help you plan to get around these areas, or at least avoid them during prime rush hour.  

Bad weather

When bad weather hits, traffic may come to a halt. Snow, strong rain, and hail can all cause havoc on the road. Stay calm, go with the pace of traffic, and remember there is nothing you can do about the weather. Drive safely to make it to your destination.  

Most of all: KEEP CALM

When you visit with your Chicago exotic rental car, you may find yourself in situations where traffic can’t be avoided. Even if you are not traveling during rush hour, you may still hit traffic on Sunday or midnight any night of the week. Try not to let the pressure build up or let road rage set in. The best thing to do is to keep calm and know that traffic will eventually start moving or you can take an alternate route. One helpful item to have in the car, especially in a city where you are not familiar with how to get around, is a good GPS. This will allow you to get off your planned route and the system will help navigate alternative routes for you to take.   When you visit with your exotic car rentals Chicago, you will find that Chicago is a busy city and sometimes there is a lot of traffic. If possible, avoid rush hour (6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.) or take public transit at these times. When you do drive, take major roads rather than the highway (along the lakeshore is a great way to get downtown) and make sure you have a GPS that will allow sudden changes in routes.

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