I’ve been told to never drive a car in Mexico and now I completely understand why, besides the fact that if you are in a serious accident they arrest you until they can sort out the situation but their roads are crazy. Most of their roads (hi-ways) don’t have lines for lanes, its kind of a make it up as you drive situation. Then they have these awful speed bumps in the middle of their hi-ways that have road signs right at the bump but they don’t give any warnings about upcoming speed bumps. Then there really aren’t turn lanes there are openings in the middle of the hi-way for turn arounds but not enough room really to even be used as that. The speed laws don’t seem to be enforced and cars seem to be everywhere.
From the Cancun airport we rode in a van that was driven by a travel/tour company and I was amazed even at how recklessly these drivers drove. In my amazement I never did see an accident while I was down there despite how crazy and hectic everything was.
I have to say I did like one thing about their traffic lights in Mexico, when it was about to turn from green to yellow the light flashed a few times to give a little warning.