Driver Safety in Nicaragua

Driving in Nicaragua is a very dissimilar occurrence versus traveling in the US, and sightseers and vacationers need to be aware of that previous to hitting the Nicaraguan countryside. As a general rule, there are just a small number paved roads, primarily main highways, and yet those are not in good shape. Secondary roads, if you can even consider them as that, are unpaved and uneven, containing potholes and obstructions, not lighted, and have no shoulder.

Driving in the nation is done on the right-hand side, as it is in the U.S. Visitors are cautioned that when choosing to visit Costa Rica or the Honduras for the duration of their stay in Nicaragua, they only 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. Motorists involved in an accident in which someone is killed is immediately under arrest until the reason of the fender bender can be determined. You must never change a car involved in the accident until the police arrive or the accountability consequently falls on the individual who changed the position of the car.

While the government is investing funds for infrastructure, consisting of upgrading roads and bridges, the rainy season continues to take its toll on the highways. Still the best roads in the nation include dangers that can cause a wreck. Travelers to the nation are strongly directed to retain insurance, be positive their car is in full compliance with Nicaraguan transit law and to continuously carry a cell phone should your car gets stuck or breaks down in a rural area. Even better, travelers are instructed to take on a professional driver acquainted with the area in the country and let him drive you from one place to another. On no occasion ride on a public transit bus, as they are in bad shape and rife with lawbreakers.

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