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Driving in Mexico

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker (recommended only).

International Motor Insurance Card (recommended only).

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party (recommended only).

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0.08 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 5 years.

Minimum driving age : 16 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.


Warning triangle recommended.

First-aid kit recommended.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 100 kph.

On motorways : 100 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Automóvil Club de México (ANA)

Av.Gabriel Mancera 320-A PB, Col. del Valle

03100 - MÉXICO D.F.


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