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Old 08-17-19, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post

Drivers in Belize pull out and pass whenever they feel like it. In one instance, while being passed, I had to hit the brakes and the oncoming car was run off the road, There were many similar incidents. I thought Mexicans drove poorly, but they look like angels now. I don't believe there are any four lanes there, nor shoulders.
Keeping in mind, always, that the vast majority of Yucatecans and even fewer Belizeans spent no time in a car as kids, and likely none at all before they found themselves behind the wheel. After a few miles in Belize, I came to expect a car in my lane when coming out of a blind curve, or cresting a hill. I gives meaning to 'defensive driving'.
Quintana Roo, home state of Cancun, was still listed as a barely inhabited territory in 1975.
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