Driving in Mexico

Good news – major roads have good signage – displaying the highway number, kilometer marker, and mileage for upcoming cities.

An added plus are solar-powered emergency telephones on the toll (cuota) highways. Most toll roads are four-lane and resemble U.S. interstate highways. Tolls are calculated by the number of axles on the vehicle. Toll roads can be expensive but time-saving. Since the roads are privately financed, fees can vary from region to region. Many of these toll roads are free of trucks and buses, which opt for the free highways that are generally two-lane instead of four-lane.