Jan 31, 2006, 7:13 AM
Post #13 of 13
I believe the notion presented by 1Ajijic is misleading. If I am not mistaken, you are insured on the toll roads for any damage to your vehicle caused by a defect in the toll road itself while you were driving thereupon. I would love to be the extranjero trying to prove my accident was caused by the autopista owned by powerful Mexican entrpreneurs tied to influential pols.
I drove between Cancun and Merida on the expensive toll road and saw about three cars during the entire 200 kilometer plus drive. A local investment firm once talked me into buying revenue bonds yielding 13% with payment tied to cash flow generated by that highway. I must have been smoking something really good that day.
I should point out that the Cancun-Merida toll road is not the norm. Usually, toll roads make a lot of sense. However, as The Yucatan is as flat as Twiggy's chest and highly underpopulated, the free road that is adjacent to the expensive toll road is a far more practical alternative. For that reason, beware of the state's signage which has, as its goal, the getting of you onto that toll road.
(This post was edited by Bubba on Jan 31, 2006, 7:37 AM)