Quintana Roo Tourist’s First 2 Minor Traffic Offenses are “On the House”

May 18, 2018
Yucalandia staff enjoy tracking various tidbits on expat forums from around Mexico, and this somewhat-older item from TripAdvisor caught our eye:

“El reglamento de transito estatal (de Quintana Roo) establece:

“Se establece en el Estado; la Boleta de Infracción de Cortesía que la Dirección de Tránsito, en su jurisdicción respectiva aplicará exclusivamente a los Turistas que infrinjan el Reglamento de Tránsito. La Boleta de Infracción de Cortesía no implica costo alguno al que se impone, siendo su objetivo señalar la violación cometida y exhortar a conducir cumpliendo con las reglas de Tránsito. La Sanción de Cortesía es aplicada hasta en dos ocasiones al mismo vehículo y/o conductor y no procede en los casos de actos y omisiones graves contrarios a lo que dispone el presente Reglamento.”

For tourists driving in Quintana Roo, this is one of those items worth printing out & carrying this in the car, to show police, when we are pulled over.   Across Q. Roo, the state & local police are well known for pulling-over  & shaking-down tourists,  (including us … 4 times), especially if you’re in a rental car.

Basically, this official Article of the Q. Roo Driving Regulations (Reglamento Transito) says that the $$ fines must be completely waived for the first 2 minor traffic infractions by drivers who are tourists.  This waiver does not apply to serious traffic offenses that are counter to the current Reglamento Transito rules,

For more practical tips on driving around Mexico, check out our main article on this at:

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2 Responses to Quintana Roo Tourist’s First 2 Minor Traffic Offenses are “On the House”

  1. Eric Chaffee says:

    ¿So what happens to folks who don’t have tourist visas, but instead only have residente permanantes? If I am a resident of Yucatan, am I tourist in Q.R? Or is it that I am a resident of Mejico?

    You’ve had four shots at the brass ring. How’d you fare?

    • yucalandia says:

      Hey Eric,
      I just realized that my earlier reply was based on me dealing with a series of Mexican legal questions just before I read your quesition. My previous answer was way too narrowly interpreted.

      Since the Q. Roo Reglamento de Transito rules are written for generic drivers, then tourist would mean someone who is just visiting, who does not live in Q. Roo. … Note that the Article 241 (above) is followed by Article 242 that orders all Q. Roo police to help “tourists” (all visitors) to Q. Roo) by giving travel directions, requiring them to answer tourist’s questions, especially in the tourist areas.

      = =- = = = = =
      Re “You’ve had four shots at the brass ring. How’d you fare?
      What does this refer to?

      I passed the Mexican Citizenship test without any real problems … ??
      I certainly haven’t been married 4 times … ??

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