Driver Safety in Nicaragua

Driving in Nicaragua is an exceedingly dissimilar occurrence than traveling in the US, and travelers and travelers must understand that before traveling along the Nicaraguan roads. As a common law, there are merely a small number paved roads, mainly main highways, and still those are not in good shape. Secondary roads, if you can even consider them as that, are not paved and rutted, containing potholes and hindrances, unlit, and have no shoulder.

Driving across the nation is done on the right-hand side, like it is in the U.S. Tourists are cautioned that when considering a visit to Costa Rica or the Honduras in the course of their stay in Nicaragua, they only cross the borders at the main border-crossing places, Las Manos and Penas Blancas. Traffic laws are extremely different in the country as well. Drivers involved in a wreck in which a person is killed is immediately detained till the cause of the accident can be discovered. You should never change a car involved in the accident till the police arrive or the accountability automatically falls on the person who changed the position of the car.

As the government is financing funds for infrastructure, consisting of upgrading roads and bridges, the rainy season keeps on taking its toll on the highways. Still the best highways in the country have threats that can cause a wreck. Visitors to the country are intensely directed to retain insurance, make sure their car is in full accordance with Nicaraguan transit law and to always have a cell phone in case your car gets stuck or breaks down in the countryside. Better yet, travelers are directed to take on a professional driver acquainted with the area in the wilderness and let him chauffer you everywhere. On no occasion take a public transit bus, as they are in poor shape and riddled with lawbreakers.

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