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Will I need to drive my own vehicle to conduct my everyday life (work/school/shopping) at my destination?

Generally speaking, owning your own vehicle is the most convenient option. It is, however, not always required. Depending on your destination, public transportation is available including taxis, buses and very limited metro systems.
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How can I legally drive a vehicle in this city?

A US Driver's License and driver liability insurance are required in LA. The legal age for drivers is 18 years old. A Learner's Permit can be obtained at 16 years. However, with a learner's permit, there are additional requirements such as being accompanied by an adult. Please note that seat belts must always be worn by both drivers and passengers.
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What side of the road do people drive on?

People in Los Angeles drive on the right.
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Describe typical public transportation an expat might use to get around the city.

Most expats drive their personal vehicles; however, there are buses and very limited metro systems.
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Could an expat also use public transportation to get out of the city—to surrounding towns, recreation areas or suburbs? If so, list options.

Yes, public transportation such as buses and metro systems are available, but coverage is limited and making arrangements can be time consuming.
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In regards to transportation, are there any safety issues I should be aware of?

No. You should be aware, though, that while California allows right hand turns on red lights, you must come to a complete stop before doing so. When it is safe to turn, you are legally allowed to go right on a red light.
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Where do I buy tickets/tokens/etc. for the major public transportation?

You can purchase tickets from the bus driver, and at local train and metro stations.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.

 

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