Mérida Driving Guide 2023*

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Mérida Driving Guide 2023*

Amy Jones
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Driving in another country can be particularly daunting. You’ll find driving in Mérida will be quite different than driving in other parts of the Yucatan Peninsula.

If you’ve ever driven in other parts of Mexico, you’ll know driving in the Yucatan is a luxury with well-maintained highways.

Not surprisingly, smaller streets can have their share of potholes. While larger potholes seem to appear after periods of harsh rainy storms, they eventually get filled.

Go slow, watch the streets, and look out for the numerous vehicles and pedestrians. You’ll also want to pay careful attention to cars stopping in front of you to allow their passengers to get out of the car. Drivers are notorious for stopping quickly on both the left and the right-hand sides of the street.

If you find you would like a driving lesson, Angel (my husband) offers driving lessons. Pricing is $1,000 MX ($50 U.S.) per hour with a 1 hour minimum. Additional time is billed in 15 minute increments. All payments are made via PayPal in U.S. dollars OR you can pay cash (dollars or pesos) to Angel at the time of your lesson. Receive a $200 MX ($10 U.S.) discount with proof of purchase of this guide!

Send me an email for availability: amy@lifeinmerida.com

OR if you want help obtaining your state of Yucatan driver's license, you can find more information here: https://lifeinmerida.gumroad.com/l/mnfgb

If you need a rental car, contact Mayan Drive Rental Car (Mayan Drive +52 999.134.6263 (Fluent English)

This guide includes the following information:

  1. City Layout and Addresses
  2. One-Way Streets
  3. Speed Limits
  4. Alto (Stop)
  5. Lane Marking
  6. Passing
  7. Street Parking
  8. Parking Lots or Garages
  9. Drive the “Mexican Way”
  10. Mexican Speed Bumps
  11. Rules for Pedestrians
  12. Right on Red
  13. Car Insurance
  14. Busses
  15. Accidents
  16. Tickets
  17. Other Methods of Personal Transportation
  18. Pumping Gas
  19. Rules for Roundabouts
  20. Drive During the Day First
  21. Highway Assistance
  22. Respect the Police
  23. Common Driving Signs


Amy Jones - Mérida Ambassador
a trusted resource for visitors & residents of the beautiful city of Mérida Mexico

Website: www.LifeInMerida.com
Email: amy@lifeinmerida.com
U.S. Phone: +1 901.257.9209
Mexico Phone: +52 999.191.6197

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