Transit Rules in México


Driving in México

Here are some driving rules in Mexico:

  • The yellow light is a signal to stop, not just slow down • In many cases, the left lane is only to pass. Once you have passed a car, return to your lane.
  • Sites or areas under construction are sometimes not well marked, so drive with caution .
  • Using the cell phone when driving is not allowed and is cause for receiving a ticket.
  • Be careful in pedestrian crossing areas. In many of them, pedestrians have the right of way.
  • The limits for driving or “comfort areas” are smaller, therefore, people drive closer.
  • Note that sometimes the red brake lights of the vehicle in front of you often do not work.
  • It is not advisable to drive at night.
  • The speed limits in Mexico are marked in kilometers ( 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers ).
  • Drive more slowly than the minimum allowed speed, which is indicated on most roads and highways. An easy way to convert kms to miles is: 100km/hr is approximately 60 mph, so if the maximum speed as marked is 100 km/hr, it is advisable to drive at 55 mph (90 km/hr).
  • In the United States driving faster than the maximum speed limit happens; in Mexico this is NOT done.

NOTE: It is very important to consider that the laws of vehicular traffic can vary from state to state.

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