You will be given a holographic sticker and certificate. Place the sticker on the
inside of the windshield, in the upper left hand corner in front of the driver.
Place the certificate in a safe place.
You may let a Mexican drive your car as long as you or your spouse or fam-
ily members are with him. If you are not, and a Mexican is caught driving your
car, it will be impounded, and you will wish you never heard the word Mexico.
Finally, you are only allowed to keep your car in Mexico for six months if here
on a tourist visa. On your trip home, you must stop at immigration and sur-
render the sticker and tourist visa.
Get into your car and drive to Station 4. If you have something to declare,
drive through the lane and to the customs inspector. I drive into the lane that
says "nothing to declare," even if I have something questionable. If a red light
comes on, you will be escorted to a customs inspector who will look inside
If you are lucky, and the customs inspectors are busy, you will get a green
light. Don't stop and ask questions, accelerate and move on! Once on the road
again, we decided to take the toll roads all the way down. Look for the signs
that say Cuota, which means toll rather than Libre, which means free. The fol-
lowing are the tolls that we stopped to pay. (The amount is in pesos, for a reg-
ular car. Trucks and trailers are more).
San Miguel de Puente
Plaza de Cobra #11
Plaza de Cobro #59
Plaza de Cobro #58
590 pesos, or approximately $52 U.S.
We broke the trip down into two days, and spent the night in Obregon. We
drove through town until we got to a Holiday Inn, a beautiful motel with
secure parking. We stayed the night there and even in Mexico, we were not sur-
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