Travel Tips For Mexico
by Max Lent .
© 2003 Max Lent
Do not drive at night on Mexican highways. Your greatest dangers
driving at night are livestock, broke down vehicles, the roads, and not
knowing Mexican driving customs. You might not notice it on an air
conditioned bus, but Mexican roadsides are littered with the carcasses of
dead cows. If you were in a car, especially one without air
conditioning, you would smell the carcasses before you saw them, especially
during the summer. When you are next in Mexico, look closely at the
bumpers on Mexican trucks. Many of them look more like military
vehicles designed to breach road blocks than commercial vehicles. The
truck bumpers are designed to impact with cows at 60+ miles per hour without
damaging the trucks. Imagine meeting two of these trucks coming at you
side by side on a mountain road at night. For some unknown reason
Mexican truck drivers are always passing each other at the worst possible
times and they seem to prefer to pass at night.
When traveling to Mexico the most important issue is maintaining your
diarrhea can ruin your whole trip. Be careful of what you eat and
drink. For additional information please visit the
Travel Food and Water Page.
If you are driving in Mexico, obtain Mexican Insurance. If you are
involved in an accident, which is more likely to happen to you in a foreign
country than in the U.S., you will discover that legal systems work
differently in other countries. Sometimes the differences can become
catastrophic if you aren't fully insured. When I have traveled by car
in Mexico I have used Sanborn's
Insurance and they were there when I needed them.
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