Driving Rules & Regulations

Accidents & Emergencies in Ciudad Obregon

What to do in an emergency

Emergency services including the police, fire and ambulance services can be contacted from any telephone or Mexican mobile phone by dialling 066.

If you're involved in a car accident you must:

Until you are proven innocent you are guilty

In Mexico, the law is Napoleonic. This means that until you are proven innocent you are guilty. The person deciding this will most likely be the police officer who arrives at the scene of the incident. Both parties will be held responsible until the fault has been established..

How to behave in the event of an accident

Try to remain calm, do not express any frustration or anger and fully co-operate with the police and your insurance company in order to resolve the issues that have resulted in the accident. Await instructions from the police to move your vehicle or leave the scene of the accident.

Don't risk driving without Mexican Auto Insurance!

You must provide proof of Mexican Auto Insurance to the police, it is a serious criminal offence to be driving without any.

If you are involved in a traffic accident, the police might impound your vehicle especially if you have nobody present that can defend your rights such as an insurance adjuster or legal attorney. Depending on the severity of the incident, you could end up spending a short period in jail until it has been established that funds are available to cover the 3rd part damage and injuries.

Without Mexican Auto Insurance, you may find yourself liable to cover not only the other parties’ medical expenses, but also for financially supporting them and their dependants until they recover if you have caused any injury.

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