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South County, Rhode Island

Map & Location

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Welcome to South County, Rhode Island.....A great place to vacation for the whole family

How to Get Here...

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South County, Rhode Island is the southern coastal area of Rhode Island located between Mystic, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island off Interstate 95. The main routes through South County are Routes 1 and 1A, Route 2, and Route 138.

When you drive into the southern part of the state, the views turns to rolling hills, thick forests and ocean vistas. Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Westerly and West Greenwich are the towns that make up South County ... New England in a nutshell!

Motor Vehicle Guidelines

These guidelines are given to help you enjoy your visit to South County, Rhode Island. For complete rules and regulations for driving in Rhode Island, contact:
Registry of Motor Vehicles, 228 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
or call: (401) 277-2970

License Requirements:
Motor vehicles must be registered and drivers licensed. The minimum age for driver's license is 16 years. Persons learning must have a learner's permit and may drive only under the supervision of a licensed driver over 18 years of age and who has been licensed at least one year.
Speed Regulations:
Speed governed by safe driving conditions. Speed is 25 mph in business and residential districts; 50 mph during daytime and 45 mph during nighttime in other areas. On interstate highways, speeds up to 55 mph are permitted. Posted speed in zoned areas are legal limit and must be obeyed.
Stop for School Busses:
When approaching, from either direction, a school bus which is stopped to discharge or take on school children, a vehicle must be stopped and remain stopped until the school bus resumes motion or until signalled by the bus driver to proceed, or until the bus' flashing lights go off.
Right Turns at Red Light:
Permissible after full stop and then proceeding with caution unless indicated by signs.
Accident Reports:
Every accident must be reported to the nearest state or local police officer. Accidents involving injury to persons or damage of over $200 to the property of any one person must be reported to the Registry of Motor vehicles.

For more information contact
South County
Tourism Council
(401) 789-4422
(800) 548-4662

Traveling times:

  • Boston 1.5 hours north offshore
  • Mystic, CT
    45 minutes south
  • New York City
    3 hours south
  • Foxwoods Casino,CT
    30 minutes southwest
  • Newport
    30 minutes east
  • Providence
    45 minutes north
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