When traveling in Mexico it is important to remember that the legal system is different than in the United States. As in the U.S., the possibility exists of being involved in an accident. The Mexico government treats these accidents seriously. Under Mexico law, auto accidents are considered both civil and criminal offenses.
It’s interesting that most of us buy insurance on our cars, homes and lives in the U.S. with a great deal of care and consideration, however, when we visit Mexico, we seem to forget the need for this coverage and very casually purchase it at a drive-in agency as a last minute decision. At this point, a rushed decision can be a bad decision.
Take the headache out of your Mexico travel and make an informed decision!
According to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. citizens are highly targeted by criminal groups in Mexico, and have fallen victim to carjacking, kidnapping, and robbery. You should exercise caution when traveling in Mexico, and try to avoid the states with higher security threats. Below is a list of
For information on current Travel Warnings for Mexico, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html
Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that organized criminal groups have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes.