Saturday, August 08, 2009

A Mexican Driver's License

The saga continues from the theft of my wallet last week. No way can I get another Texas license unless I drive there and after the last 3600 miles, wild horses or nothing else, could get me there.

So, I'm going to get a Mexican Driver's License. I've wanted to do it for years but just procrastinated. I'm good at that.

Here's what you have to have: A copy of your passport. A copy of your FM-3. A bill with your name on it to prove that you are a resident. AND, a certificate from a Dr. that you are healthy enough to drive!

Wow, if they required that in the USA just think how empty the streets and roads would be.

I'll keep you posted on how this goes. I'm off to find the farmacia over near the General Hopsital where there is a Dr. on the premises to do this "physical" for the certificate. I'm sure it will be a mini-adventure. Of course, I'm driving without a license.............oy vey. And I have only a vague idea of where the new General Hospital is located........someone said near the prison.......hope I go to the right place.


Calypso said...

I plan on getting a Mex. DL when I get back - I think it is a State regulated thing however. I will still be interested to read your experience.

Unknown said...

Is it to late to add to the discussion about you and RUCO? On Aug 1st, I posted a thing about RUCO on my blog, with you in mind.
Reeses pieces, you guys do take a good photo together.

comitan said...

Babs I think a blood test also for blood type on the license.

Babs said...

Calypso, so far so good. Today I went to a medico and he did a "checkup" asked me my blood type - did a certificate and charged cien pesos. He was a licensed doctor.
Onward to the driver's license place on Monday.
DanaJ - what is your blog?
comitan - no blood test, the Dr. just asked my type and put it on the report!

Michael Dickson said...

Babs, you are without hope. If you want to see DanaJ´s blog, just click on her name in blue at the top of her comment. That takes you to her blogger profile, and from there ...

You´re driving without a driver´s license? I hope that does not invalidate your insurance in the event of an accident. The only time I have had to call my insurance company, after a minor scrape in Mexico City, the first thing the adjuster asked on arriving at the scene was my driver´s license.

In the event of an accident in which there is bodily injury or death, you will end up in prison if you do not have insurance. Almost guaranteed.

Señor Calypso, yes, driver´s licenses are issued by Mexican states.

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