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Mexico’s Roads: 5 Things You Could Encounter

Mexico's Roads

In many ways, driving in Mexico is a lot like driving on California or Arizona’s highways and byways. On the other hand, any time you drive in a foreign country, you can expect some differences. If you’re planning to drive into Mexico for a vacation or road trip, you should be prepared for what you might encounter on Mexico’s roads. And, don’t drive into Mexico without valid Mexico auto insurance or you won’t be driving legally.

Loose Animals 

Loose animals aren’t unknown on U.S. roads, but they aren’t commonplace either. When driving in Mexico, you may see more loose animals running near or on Mexican roads. Animals are common road hazards on Mexico’s roads in both rural and urban areas. Hitting an animal can do extensive damage to your vehicle. Be sure you are driving with Mexico auto insurance or you risk being arrested.  

Detours 

Detours are common in Mexico but they can be disconcerting for drivers who aren’t familiar with Mexican roads. Always have plenty of gas in your vehicle and water in case of a long detour that could take you out of the way of towns or cities.

Unusual Road Signs 

Before driving in Mexico, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Mexican road signs. For instance, Mexico’s speed limits and distance signs and markers will be in the metric system. The majority of signs will also be in Spanish. Take care to learn some basic signs so you’ll be comfortable driving across the border.

Hazardous Roadways 

Depending on where you’re driving, you could run across unpaved roads or roads that have obstacles or other hazards. Boulders, potholes, gravel roads–be on your guard because you never know when you might encounter a problem.

Bad Visibility 

Take extra care when driving in Mexico at night. Some local drivers may not use their headlights. Many roads aren’t well lit or lit at all. You need to exercise extreme caution when driving in poorly lit conditions. Inclement weather at night can also make driving conditions worse.

If you’re new to driving in Mexico, you definitely want to keep these roadside issues in mind. If you do have a problem and get into an accident, it can be helpful to have roadside assistance with your Mexico insurance policy. Contact us to help you set up your policy. Remember that it’s typically less expensive to obtain Mexican auto insurance before you enter Mexico or you could pay double.

Mexico Road Trip: Remember Auto Insurance

Are Mexico’s beaches calling you? Are you thinking about taking a Mexican Road Trip to fun Baja destinations like San Felipe or Ensenada? Before you cross the border be sure to apply for Mexico car insurance while you’re still in the states. You need Mexican auto insurance to drive legally across the border; U.S. policy’s… Continue Reading

Mexico Car Insurance needed in the Free Zone?

Mexico Car Insurance needed in the Free Zone?

As rules and regulations change about border crossings and Mexican travel, it’s important to check in with experts to get answers to your important questions. If you’re planning to visit Mexico’s free zone, you need Mexican Car Insurance or other documents for your trip. Although the free zone is associated with some different customs, you… Continue Reading

Secure your Vehicle in Mexico

Secure your Vehicle in Mexico

No matter where you’re traveling, it’s important to stay safe–and if you plan to bring your car along, you should also take steps to keep it safe and secure. Just like in the U.S., vehicles are stolen every day in Mexico. In some areas, vandalism to autos is also a problem. The best course of… Continue Reading

Can I Insure My Motorcycle to Drive to Mexico?

Can I Insure My Motorcycle to Drive to Mexico?

Whether you’re driving a sedan, pickup truck or motorcycle to Mexico, you need Mexican auto insurance to drive legally in the country. Many U.S. motorists don’t realize that their comprehensive U.S.-based insurance policy will not cover them when driving in Mexico. In fact, proof of American insurance means nothing to Mexican authorities. If you are… Continue Reading

The True Meaning of Labor Day

The True Meaning of Labor Day

Labor Day is a national holiday in the US that falls on the first Monday of every September. For most, the holiday marks the last day of summer where most go out with friends and family to a barbecue. With nothing to do specifically this holiday is much more relaxed than other holidays in the… Continue Reading

Uninsured Motorist Claim in Mexico, How to File

In Mexico, getting into an accident with an uninsured driver is a real possibility. 70% of Mexican vehicles are uninsured and 14% of Mexican drivers flee the scene of an accident according to INEGI. American tourists driving south of the border should buy a Mexican insurance policy which offers full coverage and understand how to… Continue Reading

Personal Property Coverage in Mexico

If you are planning a Mexican vacation, you will have a lot to pack. You will need plenty of sunscreen. You will also want to pack some fancy clothes for those wonderful Mexican nightclubs, and some sturdy walking shoes for all the shopping you will be doing. But then the question arises, does my policy… Continue Reading

Buying Mexico Auto Insurance; Tips

Buying Mexico Auto Insurance? You will need to procure a Mexican car insurance policy. Mexico does not view your U.S.-based insurance policy as valid. Without insurance or proof of ability to pay for damages (damages that could be in the tens of thousands for a serious collision), you need a Mexico insurance policy to drive… Continue Reading

Car Theft Claim in Mexico

Car Theft Claim in Mexico

Having your car stolen in your home town is a traumatic experience. One fraught with complicated paperwork, endless insurance claims and an enormous amount of hassle. Losing your vehicle to a thief while on vacation is even worse, ruining the travel plans you had worked so hard on all year long. Filing a Car Theft… Continue Reading

Mexican Car Insurance: Do I Really Need it?

You might think that your comprehensive car insurance policy should cover your day trip down to Mexico–but it typically does NOT! If you drive to Mexico and fail to obtain Mexican car insurance, you’re taking a huge risk–and here’s why: Car Accidents in Mexico Are a Civil and Criminal Offense Mexico requires all drivers to… Continue Reading

Driving: in Mexico vs the US

Driving through Mexico’s scenic countryside is a dream which thousands of American tourists partake in every year. Thanks to the government’s massive infrastructure expenditure, Mexican roads are now safer than they’ve ever been. American drivers need to keep a watch on differences in local driving habits and conditions to avoid making mistakes. Some key differences… Continue Reading

US vs. Mexican Insurance

When comparing the US vs Mexican Insurance, there are many differences. If you are a tourist venturing into Mexico in your tourist vehicle, understand these facts. Do not let the ease of that border crossing fool you. The differences between U.S. and Mexican Insurance is not as simple as it may seem. Once you cross… Continue Reading

Rosarito’s Baja Beach Fest

The Baja Peninsula‘s summer season is the ideal getaway for beach lovers. While it’s always a good idea to head south of the border to enjoy the peninsula’s glorious beaches and seemingly endless sunshine, summer promises a wealth of festivals and beachside events like Baja Beach Fest. Located on the beaches of Rosarito, the fest… Continue Reading