The “Freeways” of Mexico are anything but free. Yes, there are free roads, but they are generally twisty, two-lane and frequently not too safe. In Mexico, what we think of as freeways are actually toll (or cuota – pronounced “quota”) roads. They are not cheap, but they are multi-laned, divided, well-maintained and generally safe, although this trip presented one unique potential danger not often found in the U.S. unless you happen to live in the northwest.
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Driving along the Carretera to the beach. Colima Volcano is front and center.
Then I noticed the huge sign posted by the federal police telling me to drive with caution. I wondered why.
After I drove past the volcano, I glanced into my rear vision mirror and thought perhaps I now knew why!