In the last couple of days for some reason, we have been put into a few dangerous situations on the road. Yesterday we almost got hit head on by a small car that decided to pass a bus.
I can understand that on the highway, but this was in Patzcuaro. About a 1 km up the road from where we leave town to go up to our house. Curvy, blind and between several topes.....
Luckily there was no one walking on the right side of the road, since only by luck I was able to swerve into the side pathway to avoid having this guy hit us.
Then today on a blind curve there were a couple of guys needing to get to the deposito real fast, (Deposito is a store front that sells ice cold beer) that caused the truck directly in front of us to swerve into the side shoulder almost spilling his load because someone just had to go a little faster.
I have never had any issues driving in Mexico and in fact I rather enjoyed the little freedoms of being able to do certain things that otherwise would get you a 3 or 4 pointer in the states. There are seldom any police to see any of these infractions and even if they did see them I doubt that they would bother to do anything about the driving situation down here.
I wonder why they bother to put "No Passing" signs on the road. Maybe because they are a magnet for the drivers that want to challenge the opportunity?
It is as normal to have drivers pass you at least a dozen times each day. Many times they will pass simply to get in front of you, then arrive at the next light or destination at the same time, less 3 seconds.....
So it can't be a need to get there fast situation. Mexico the time were time is not important.
Their time is so valuable.......Nope, can't be that.
In the land where a 3 o'clock appointment means showing up anytime between 3 and 5, they sure have an obsession about speed on the road.
Perhaps it is something that happens when their hands touch the wheel?
It just has to be that they want to be in front.
Almost every other time when other cars have decided to pass on obviously dangerous locations, the cars where crammed with not just the driver, but with at least 2 or 3 passengers. Sometimes with children and the whole family.
That explains why there are multiple cross shrines on the side of the road.
Not only did the driver want to hurry up and get somewhere, he wanted to bring all his passengers with him...........