How to Get Here...
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
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
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.
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.
for School Busses:
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.
Turns at Red Light:
after full stop and then proceeding with caution
unless indicated by signs.
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
1.5 hours north offshore
- Mystic, CT
45 minutes south
- New York
3 hours south
30 minutes southwest
30 minutes east
45 minutes north