Driving Baja: A Guide for First Timers

Driving Baja: A Guide for First Timers By Rachel McMillen Trafford Publishing, 2009 Available from Amazon Books: Paperback Driving Baja: A Guide for First Timers tries to answer questions that first-time Snowbirds who are thinking about driving (perhaps with RVs) down the Baja are likely to ask: “…could we really do it? Is it safe to drive […]

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Seat belt, cell phone and speed limit laws are enforced in Oaxaca

Driving in Oaxaca, Mexico, became a little more difficult in September / October, 2009. That’s when federal, state and municipal governments actually began enforcing the law, at least in the City of Oaxaca and in parts of the central valleys. Until then, rules of the road for driving in Oaxaca were on the books, but […]

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Driving in Mexico: Requirements, safety, routes

In addition to the picturesque roads that wind through the countryside, Mexico has many modern highways and toll highways that quickly take you to your destination./ Tourists can obtain car permits at the border and also beforehand by applying at consulates on online. Driving in Mexico is a wonderful way to see the country. Let […]

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Driving across the Mexican border: Regulations and guidelines

Here are a couple of steps you need to take when you decide to drive across the border into Mexico. If you abide by these rules, you’ll be making sure you can legally take your trip to Mexico by car. If your travel is within the Border Zone (usually up to 20 kilometers south of the U.S.-Mexico […]

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Mexico Highway Routes: Driving from Nogales to Uruapan

Hi, my family and I are traveling to Mexico in a few weeks. We are entering through Nogales and traveling to Uruapan, Michoacan. I have been trying (unsuccesfully) for several weeks to find a map of Mexico that has the new highways (cuotas?) shown. I know from past experience that the smaller highways are just […]

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