* Remain in contact with family in the states that can help you
secure funds if needed and contact Mexican insurance companies as needed (because your ability will be limited)
And above all else-
* MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MEXICAN AUTO INSURANCE-with very good coverage
to cover personal injury and property damage
* Make sure the Mexican car insurance is from a reputable company
* Make sure you carry proof of Mexican Insurance in the vehicle, accessible at all times! (And if you are separated from the vehicle, take the Mexican car insurance ID cards with you!)
Bill Kitto's long and trying ordeal proved one thing to him-money makes the Mexican world go round. Down there, they care little about where that money comes from, but whether you can pay the tab or not is what determines your innocence and ultimate freedom. Since fast access to $30,000 or better is a pipe-dream for most of us, the best way to protect yourself when driving in Mexico is to have an excellent Mexican automobile insurance policy to back you.