If you're driving in Mexico, liability insurance is a must
A U.S. State Department report on Mexico warns: ``If you are involved in an automobile accident (in Mexico), you will be taken into police custody until it can be determined who is liable and whether you have the ability to pay the penalty. If you do not have Mexican liability insurance, you may be prevented from departing the country even if you require life-saving medical care, and you are almost certain to spend some time in jail until all parties are satisfied that responsibility has been assigned and adequate financial satisfaction received.''
How nice. Also I believe that something may have been lost in the Spanish to English translation here. "adequate financial satisfaction received" really should have said "bribed local law enforcement."