Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Gary B., who says:
“Recently, we were walking the narrow streets of Tulum, Mexico, and saw a parked car getting a ticket from a motorcycle officer. I laughed about how the owners of the rental car would return home and throw away that ticket. However, what happened next changed that tune. The officer then took his backpack off, got a screwdriver out and removed the license plate! Now the owner of that car had something to deal with. So, don’t assume that because you are in a foreign country that you can park illegally without consequence.”
Gary’s right: Customs, and especially those related to law enforcement, are likely to be different when you travel outside the US, so it’s important to do your research before you go (and on the ground). And make sure to not break the law, as the consequences could be more severe than you think!
- Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Confirm Traffic Tickets with the Rental Car Company
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- Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Speed in Mexico
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