May 17, 2005, 9:48 AM
Post #28 of 34
That just sounds like driving in any rural area. You never know what is going to be around the bend or over the next rise, or what might dash out from the edge of the road at the last second. So you drive more slowly and be as careful as possible.
In the last couple years, both my wife and my mother have had a deer propel itself from shelter alongside the road into the path of their vehicles. I've had to dodge or slow down or stop for deer, cattle, horses, dogs, people, bales of hay, large birds (golden eagles, hawks, and owls), a couple coyotes, broken down farm equipment, Air Force missile maintenance convoys (the most heavily armed military convoys one is likely to see rolling rather slowly down US highways or stopped along the side of the road waiting for something), among other things. Farmers and ranchers don't signal their turns, or do, but their 25 year old truck has a light out, so it doesn't matter. Some drive way too quickly, and some drive way too slowly. You might come over a rise and find two trucks stopped in the road as the drivers chat about something, or you might find a tractor moving at 15MPH right in front of you. That's driving in rural Wyoming (and Nebraska, and parts of Colorado, and....), and the solution is to slow down and drive more defensively, and only rarely do bad things happen (usually involving stupid deer who hurl themselves in front of vehicles). My assumption is that driving in much of Mexico is a lot like driving in Wyoming.