Driver Safety in Nicaragua

Traveling in Nicaragua is a very dissimilar occurrence versus traveling across the US, and travelers and travelers need to be aware of that previous to hitting the Nicaraguan countryside. As a general rule, there are merely a few paved roads, primarily major highways, and even those are in bad condition. Secondary roads, if you can even consider them as that, are not paved and rough, filled with potholes and obstacles, not lighted, and have no shoulder.

Traveling across the nation is done on the right-hand side, as it is in the U.S. Travelers are warned that when considering a visit to Costa Rica or the Honduras in the course of their visit to Nicaragua, they are to go across the borders at the main border-crossing locations, Las Manos and Penas Blancas. Traffic laws are extremely diverse in the country as well. Travelers involved in a wreck in which an individual dies is immediately under arrest till the cause of the wreck can be discovered. You should never move a car involved in the accident till the police arrive or the accountability automatically lands on the person who moved the car.

As the government is devoting funds for infrastructure, consisting of upgrading roads and bridges, the rainy season keeps on taking its toll on the roads. Still the best highways in the nation contain hazards that can lead to a crash. Visitors to the nation are intensely directed to have insurance, make sure their car is in total compliance with Nicaraguan transit law and to continuously carry a cell phone should your vehicle gets trapped or breaks down in a rural area. Even better, visitors are advised to take on a professional driver acquainted with the area in the country and let him chauffer you everywhere. On no occasion take a public transit bus, as they are in bad condition and rife with lawbreakers.

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