Travelling the Roads of Nicaragua

Driving in Nicaragua is an exceedingly different occurrence versus traveling in the US, and tourists and travelers must realize that previous to traveling along the Nicaraguan countryside. As a common law, there are merely a few paved roads, mostly major highways, and even those are in bad condition. Secondary roads, if you can even call them as that, are not paved and rough, filled with potholes and obstructions, not lighted, and have no shoulder.

Driving in the nation is done on the right-hand side, just as it is in the U.S. Tourists are told that when traveling to Costa Rica or the Honduras during their stay in Nicaragua, they only cross the borders at the main border-crossing sites, Las Manos and Penas Blancas. Traffic laws are incredibly different in the country as well. Motorists involved in a fender bender in which someone dies is instantly arrested till the reason of the accident can be determined. You must never change a vehicle involved in the fender bender till the police get there or the responsibility consequently lands on the individual who moved the vehicle.

While the government is devoting money 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 contain hazards that can cause a crash. Travelers to the nation are strongly directed to retain insurance, be positive their vehicle is in full observance with Nicaraguan transit law and to continuously carry a cell phone should your car gets stuck or breaks down in the countryside. Better yet, tourists are directed to take on a professional driver acquainted with the roads in the country and let him drive you everywhere. At no time take a public transit bus, as they are in bad condition and rife with lawbreakers.

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