Mexican Road Rules

After forty-plus years driving experience, on July 4, 2011 I crossed over to the dark side of Mexican driving. In city traffic, two lanes going each way with me cruising in the far right lane I made a left in moving traffic to affect a U-turn.

I’m alive, always thought I would never swing a left from the right in moving traffic and now wonder if any other gringos have accomplished the feat. People new to Mexico won’t fully understand what that driving maneuver signified but North Americans and Europeans who’ve driven Mexico will actually have stood and applauded when they read of my feat. To those who have not experienced Mexican driving this maneuver ranks somewhat higher than a skater performing a triple axel in the Olympics.


In this blog we’ll have a little fun discussing Mexican driving and the highway system. There may even be a guest columnist at times. I realize a newcomer to Mexico is awed, scared and thinks the bumper cars at the fair are tame in comparison. I can still put myself in your shoes and recall when I felt like the steely in a pinball machine. Cars were running stop signs, occasionally stoplights and it seemed like every car went, flew, skidded, swerved over the line and barely stopped just before the threatening vehicle hit me as I cruised self-righteously through Mexico in the correct lane. However, the reader should be aware, despite the humor; I prefer driving in Mexico than in the United States. It took years but now their road rules, for the most part, make better sense than ours.

The following article has an interesting publishing history. It was sold to GORP , Great Outdoors Recreation Pages, years ago and can still be found at their site. The original had twenty-five Mexican road rules but GORP only used twelve and changed several of those, which didn’t suit me. Next for several years the road rules list showed up at virtually every Mexican related website. None of them ever paid for using my article but I at least appreciated those that gave me credit as the author. What intrigued me was some of the websites allowed their readers to offer additional rules. Many times their rules were hilarious and offered great insights I had missed. So, if you can offer additional rules please send them to
BillsMexicanRoadRules@hotmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Keep two things in mind: this article is based on the Mexican roads of the 1960s through the early 1980s. The roads have changed greatly since then, but many of these observations remain true in some areas. Secondly, no one pokes more fun at Mexican driving and road rules than Mexican’s. Of course, they can always point to video of driving in India and Thailand to show you where really crazy driving occurs.

This entry was posted in Bill's Articles, Bill´s Blogs, Mexican Road Rules. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Mexican Road Rules

  1. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your
    situation; many of us hafe developed some nice procedures and we are looking to
    exchange strategies with other folks, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  2. I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if
    all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more
    useful than ever before.|
    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!|
    I’ll right away take hold of your rss feed as I can’t find your email
    subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.

    Do you have any? Kindly let me realize in order that I may subscribe.
    It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.

    I have read this post and if I could I wish to
    suggest you some interesting things or suggestions.
    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read more things about it!|
    It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to
    be happy. I have learn this submit and if I may just I desire to recommend you some fascinating issues
    or suggestions. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to learn more things approximately it!|
    I’ve been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays, but
    I never discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It is pretty value sufficient for me. In my
    opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did, the internet will
    likely be a lot more useful than ever before.|
    Ahaa, its nice discussion regarding this piece of writing here at this webpage, I have read all that, so now me also commenting
    at this place.|
    I am sure this piece of writing has touched
    all the internet visitors, its really really good piece of writing on building up new webpage.|
    Wow, this piece of writing is good, my younger sister is analyzing
    these kinds of things, so I am going to inform her.|
    Saved as a favorite, I love your blog!|
    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you
    penning this write-up plus the rest of the website is very good.|
    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back
    once again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the
    best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other
    Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this
    site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appearance.
    I must say you’ve done a fantastic job with this.

    In addition, the blog loads super quick for me on Chrome.

    Superb Blog!|
    These are genuinely great ideas in on the topic of blogging.
    You have touched some fastidious things here. Any way keep up
    Everyone loves what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work
    and coverage! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve
    included you guys to my own blogroll.|
    Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us
    so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting
    this to my followers! Terrific blog and great design.|
    I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve included you guys to blogroll.|
    Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform
    you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a
    difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems
    different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!|
    Hey there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and
    I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good
    internet hosting provider at a honest price? Thanks a lot, I
    appreciate it!|
    Everyone loves it whenever people get together and share
    thoughts. Great website, keep it up!|
    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was
    a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!

    By the way, how can we communicate?|
    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility
    but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design look great though!
    Hope you get the issue solved soon. Many thanks|
    This is a topic which is near to my heart… Thank you!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?|
    It’s very easy to find out any topic on web as compared to books,
    as I found this paragraph at this site.|
    Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time
    locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested
    in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.|
    Hola! I’ve been reading your weblog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and
    give you a shout out from Austin Texas! Just wanted to tell
    you keep up the fantastic work!|
    Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch
    break. I love the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, very good blog!|
    Its such as you read my thoughts! You appear
    to understand a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something.

    I feel that you just can do with some % to pressure the message home a bit,
    but other than that, that is great blog. A
    great read. I will definitely be back.|
    I visited multiple web pages but the audio feature for audio songs current at this web page is in fact excellent.|
    Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get
    a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very
    much appreciated.|
    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post!
    It’s the little changes that produce the most important changes.
    Many thanks for sharing!|
    I seriously love your website.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply
    back as I’m planning to create my own personal blog and want
    to find out where you got this from or what the theme is called.
    Thank you!|
    Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better!
    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I will send
    this information to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a very good
    read. I appreciate you for sharing!|
    Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different subject but it has
    pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of
    There is certainly a lot to find out about this subject.
    I really like all of the points you have made.|
    You’ve made some decent points there. I looked on the
    web for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.|
    Hi there, I log on to your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep it
    I just couldn’t go away your web site prior to suggesting that I extremely loved the usual information an individual provide to your visitors?
    Is gonna be again frequently in order to check out new posts|
    I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly enjoyed every little
    bit of it. I have you book marked to look at new stuff you post…|
    Hi, just wanted to mention, I loved this post. It was practical.
    Keep on posting!|
    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.|
    I always spent my half an hour to read this web site’s content daily along
    with a cup of coffee.|
    I always emailed this weblog post page to all my associates, for the reason that if like to read it after
    that my friends will too.|
    My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of
    websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another
    platform. I have heard very good things about
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?

    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!|
    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this site before but after going through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyhow, I’m definitely pleased I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it
    and checking back often!|
    Great work! This is the type of information that
    are supposed to be shared across the web. Shame on Google for no longer positioning
    this post upper! Come on over and talk over with my web site .
    Thanks =)|
    Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me
    out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.|
    Hello, I do think your site could be having browser compatibility issues.
    Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in IE, it has some overlapping
    issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Besides that, great site!|
    A person essentially lend a hand to make seriously articles I’d state.

    This is the first time I frequented your web page and so far?

    I surprised with the research you made to make this actual submit
    amazing. Excellent task!|
    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board
    and I in finding It truly helpful & it helped me out much.

    I am hoping to offer one thing back and help others like you helped me.|
    Hello! I simply would like to offer you a big thumbs
    up for your excellent info you have got right here on this post.
    I will be returning to your website for more soon.|
    I every time used to study piece of writing in news papers but
    now as I am a user of web so from now I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.|
    Your mode of telling the whole thing in this post is truly nice, all be capable
    of without difficulty know it, Thanks a lot.|
    Hi there, I discovered your website by way of Google even as
    looking for a related subject, your website
    got here up, it appears good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog
    through Google, and found that it is really informative.
    I’m gonna be careful for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Lots of people will likely be benefited out of your writing.

    I am curious to find out what blog system you’re using?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my
    latest website and I would like to find something more safeguarded.
    Do you have any suggestions?|
    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as
    with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it
    yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it
    is rare to see a great blog like this one these
    I am really impressed together with your writing abilities as neatly as with the format in your weblog.
    Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it your self?
    Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a
    great weblog like this one these days..|
    Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your web site in web explorer,
    may test this? IE still is the market leader and a huge component to other people
    will omit your excellent writing because of this problem.|
    I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this info for my mission.|
    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my website so i came to “return the favor”.I am
    attempting to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose
    its ok to use {some of|a few of\

  3. web site says:

    I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers however this article is really
    a fastidious post, keep it up.

  4. Oxygen-free, long-crystal is also used to assure that the top sound quality
    is produced. Once you’ve got evaluated the situation of the dead battery, draw
    out the jumper cables. Hence, the thermoplastic (or outer layer) becomes softened allow the cord to retain its coiled

  5. Christena says:

    I simply desired to appreciate you once more.

    I’m not certain the things I would’ve used in the absence of the
    entire recommendations provided by you relating to such a problem.
    It has been an absolute difficult scenario in my view,
    however , witnessing the very expert tactic you handled that made
    me to cry for gladness. Now i am thankful for your assistance and thus hope
    you recognize what an amazing job your are putting in training people
    via your webpage. I am certain you’ve never got to know all of us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *