Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mexico.
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The law states that you must use the right side of the road when driving in Mexico and that all occupants riding in vehicles must wear a seatbelt. If you are traveling with minors, any child age 7 or under is required to be secured in a child seat. These can be provided when you rent a car in Mexico, so there is no need to travel with your own.
At the time of rental, the driver must be a minimum of 21 years old (maximum of 75 with Alamo) to rent a car in Mexico, as long as you’ve been driving for two years. Young drivers under 25 will incur a daily penalty with most major agencies. For example, about 480 MXN (25 USD) per day with Alamo. Valid licenses from the US are okay without an International Driver’s Permit.
At some point, you will need to stop for gas. When you do, you will have to pay an average of about 20.72 MXN (1.09 USD) for a liter of petrol (around 4.11 USD per gallon), but if you have chosen a diesel car, then the price average is about the same for petrol per liter and approximately 78.74 MXN (4.13 USD) for a gallon.
You should follow the speed limit guidelines of 30-70 km/h (18-43 mph) within city areas, while 90 km/h (56 mph) is permitted outside of city limits. Driving on Mexican highways and motorways allows for speeds between 100 and 120 km/h (62-74 mph). Be aware that limits can vary in some areas, so pay attention to posted speed signs when you encounter them.