Having a car accident is stressful no matter where it happens. When it happens in a foreign country you want to know what you should do so that you follow the law and do not compound the problem.
In Rosarito you are required to have liability insurance that covers the other motorist and their vehicle. You should purchase a policy before you drive into Rosarito and that is done easily online. If you do not have access to a computer and the Internet you can secure a policy over the telephone or at most border crossings on the United States side.
If you have an accident you will want to follow this advice:
» Do not leave the scene of the accident.
» Call your insurance companies’ 800# and leave your information.
» Do not leave the vehicle unattended.
» Complete an accident report when the police arrive.
» Do not make personal agreements with the other driver.
» Do not offer or give money to anyone.
» Do not leave Mexico without reporting the accident.
Preventing an accident is the ideal situation. "Don’t drink and drive" is true anywhere but especially in Mexico if you are not familiar with the roads.
Driving at night should be avoided whenever possible because this is when most accidents occur. Driving short distances in town is safe, but if you’re not familiar with the long distance road, only drive at night if necessary.