Traffic Rules Mexico


In towns 40 km/h
On motorways 110 km/h
On highways 80 km/h
Right-hand driving/left-hand driving Right-hand traffic
Alcohol 80 mg/100 mL
Seat belt mandatory yes
Toll fees There are usage fees for some motorways (called cuota).
Mobile phone Only hands-free telephones may be used.
Specific rules of the counry Petrol: magna sin and premium (lead free)
Every car (even hired cars) is prohibited in Mexico City one day per week (identified by number plate).
Speed humps are often used to enforce speed limits.


Driver´s license

Altough a UK driving licence is valid, it's advisable to obtain an international driving permit before leaving for Mexico.

Minimum age

The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

Fuel Information

There are two options:

1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.

2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.

This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.