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Can I drive my car into Mexico without an American drivers license?

Posted on 12/10/2012 4:02:04 PM PST by FoxPro

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1 posted on 12/10/2012 4:02:11 PM PST by FoxPro
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Every time I’ve gone back and forth in Juarez, I was asked for my license as ID. I sure wouldn’t want to be crossing the Mexican police on any slight.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 4:04:23 PM PST by mnehring
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“Thanks in advance to the smartest people in the world here on Free Republic.”

Why not join them by getting a drivers license?


3 posted on 12/10/2012 4:04:50 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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Besides all of the above cars get stolen in Mexico frequently. I’d watch that.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 4:06:45 PM PST by Beowulf9
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Why are you driving at all if you don’t have a drivers license?


5 posted on 12/10/2012 4:07:26 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Entering a lawless Fourth World hellhole like Mexico lacking a document that even a *civilized* nation has the right demand? Yikes! You've got a level of “courage” that I've always lacked.
6 posted on 12/10/2012 4:07:53 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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The Federales won't even ask for your ID when you check into your new living quarters.

7 posted on 12/10/2012 4:08:30 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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What passes for police in Mexico are really just an armed, uniformed street gang. They will use any excuse as a pretext to extort $1000-$2000 out of a gringo. Arresting you for not having a license would be a piece of cake for these swinish thugs. Don’t even think about it.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 4:09:25 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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Just don’t stop for anything, no matter what.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 4:09:25 PM PST by mkmensinger
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So you are driving illegally in the US and you want to know how you can drive illegally in Mexico.
Well, normally you don’t go to jail in the US, not so much in Mexico.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 4:09:40 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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“Why are you driving at all if you don’t have a drivers license?”

It sounds like he made the mistake of marrying an American. Hence the divorce, child support, accusations of abuse, child abuse, etc...usual stuff for that situation.

I know one guy that permanently left the US for New Zealand because of that mistake - he’s doing fine down there, by the way.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 4:10:09 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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The internet will give you the requirements going in or coming out. Not hard to find the documented info.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 4:10:51 PM PST by deport
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I’ve lived in Mexico a lot of time, and I’m very familiar with Mexican culture. A bribe will get you what you want at any time.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 4:10:51 PM PST by MNDude
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A bribe will get you what you want at any time.

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Coming back into the US do they work the same?


14 posted on 12/10/2012 4:13:09 PM PST by deport
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Why are you driving illegally?


15 posted on 12/10/2012 4:13:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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So let me get this straight.
You what us to tell you how to re-enter the U.S. by car from Mexico without a driver’s licence because you have had your licence revoked. Let me guess, you are going down to get some pot?

Nope. I’ll pass. Why oh why do you think we want to encourage you to drive illegally? You have issues with MADD? Seriously?

In fact I have a better idea. Why don’t you go down there and stay.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 4:15:13 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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Well that depends. Do you plan on returning to the US? Mexico has their own rules for ID. You should be more worried about getting back into the States without ID>


17 posted on 12/10/2012 4:15:50 PM PST by austinaero
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I strongly encourage you to please drive to Mexico as soon as possible.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 4:15:56 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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When I last went I was considering renting a car in Mexico for sightseeing. I went to my insurance agent and was given a brochure about the driving requirements.

Here are some of the major bullet points:

How to Drive Legally in Mexico:

Possess a valid, current drivers license. Confirm that it is valid well within the date range of the trip and that it has no issues pending against it. Call the local Department of Motor Vehicles or similar state agency that regulates drivers licenses in the U.S.

Take the valid U.S. drivers license on the trip to Mexico, even if entering by plane. The Mexican government recognizes a U.S. drivers license as legal in Mexico, as long as the license is valid in the U.S.

Purchase appropriate car insurance for both a car entering Mexico or a rental car. U.S. auto insurance is not valid in Mexico. At the border and in large towns, there are several agencies available solely for tourists to purchase insurance. For rental cars, consider purchasing the insurance offered by the rental company. Some major credit cards will cover insurance in Mexico, but check individual policies prior to the trip.

Tips and Warnings:

Watch for “topes,” large speed bumps present in some areas that could cause damage to a vehicle’s undercarriage.

Due to wandering animals (yes, even in the cities), unmarked speed bumps and other factors, tourists in Mexico should drive only in the daylight hours.

Military checkpoints are present throughout Mexico. Don’t worry, these are focused on catching criminals, not tourists. Proceed slowly and do as you’re told.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 4:16:56 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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"It isn't important why I dont have a drivers license."


20 posted on 12/10/2012 4:19:14 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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