Down in Mexico: Safety for Your Southern Road Trip

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Taking a road trip is one of the great American rites of passage. Whether you do it as a teenager or later in life, there are so many places you can see. Not only can you explore the whole of the US, but you can cross borders into other countries too. A road trip to Mexico might not be your first thought when planning a trip, but it could be a lot of fun. However, you need to make sure you stay safe.

Get Insurance

You need to make sure you have insurance that’s valid in Mexico. You don’t want to be at the mercy of the Mexican courts if an accident happens. Fortunately, it’s easy to get insurance for your trip.

Prepare for the Border Crossing

Make sure you get ready to cross the border into Mexico. It might not seem like an issue of safety, but you need to make sure you can get safely in and back out again. You’ll need your passport and vehicle documents, including proof of valid insurance. Multiple photocopies of everything will be useful.

Learn About Driving in Mexico

Brush up on rules for driving in Mexico before you leave for your trip. Learn some key Spanish road sign phrases and other helpful language. Stick to the main roads, and watch out for people neglecting to indicate when they turn or change lanes.

Stay Safe in the US Too

It’s not just Mexico when you need to be safe on the roads. It’s important to stay safe before leaving the country too, so pay attention on the roads at home, no matter which state you drive through to reach the border.


Infographic Design By Terry Bryant Accident and Injury Law

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