Driving in Mexico using California license

Cisco bitset
Mar 15 18 Comments

Is it allowed to drive in Mexico using CA license? Is driving left hand drive? Do we have automatic/gearless cars as they are common here in California

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  • MZ / OtherpXft40
    In Mexico they drive on the right side of the street.
    Mar 154
    • Cisco bitset
      OP
      How is Uber or taxi service then ? Is it cheap?
      Mar 15
    • Oracle redviper
      No uber
      Mar 15
    • LinkedIn rVhi41
      Depends on where. Mexico City has Uber and it's awesome. Dunno about TJ
      Mar 15
    • Cisco bitset
      OP
      I will be in Cabo
      Mar 15
  • Groupon random-hi
    Yes. Yes. Yes
    Mar 153
    • Cisco bitset
      OP
      Thanks
      Mar 15
    • Cisco bitset
      OP
      How was your experience in driving in Mexico? Are roads good? Do people follow rules?
      Mar 15
    • Groupon random-hi
      It depends on the location. In general roads are good. Do people follow rules in the USA? The answer is it depends :)
      Mar 16
  • Google / Other
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    Cops may pull you over and search you, shake you down for money, etc. It's Mexico.
    Mar 163
    • Salesforce sonarQilp
      Fucks like you give Mexico a bad rep. If you follow the rules, no cop is going to stop and harass you as you're claiming. If you're speeding or something, then yes, you might get pulled over, just like anywhere else in the world. And cops in the US can be assholes too, remember that.

      My friend was stopped by a cop in Meixoco City because he was walking on the street with a beer can. We were sure he's getting a citation, but the cop just gave him a warning and let him go.

      Mexico is a beautiful country with beautiful people.
      Mar 16
    • Google / Other
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      Sounds like Mexico hired Sarah Huckabee Sanders to do their PR here.
      Mar 16
    • Groupon random-hi
      I second this. I’ve visited Mexico twice and drove in multiple cities. I never had a problem with the police. If you follow the rules you will be fine.
      Mar 17
  • OpenTable / Engblackjax
    You might have to ask car reservation specifically for automatic transmission. They have *more* manuals but autos def exist
    Mar 151
  • Salesforce Jeremy1
    I drove from Meixo City to St Miguel. The feeways are top notch, but the entry and exit ramps were a little tricky. Drove an Automatic. And of course there is Uber.
    Mar 150
  • Facebook public2
    Google down or something?
    Mar 150
  • Uber gjycvuu
    Get an international drivers license anyways. Even if technically legal cops might give you a hard time.
    Mar 150

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