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Old December 5th, 2017, 01:51 AM   #1161
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Old December 5th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #1162
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Thanks for the pictures! Some areas of the landscape surrounding the Arco Norte remind me so much of SW Spain. I even spotted a Seat León (?)
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Old December 5th, 2017, 08:23 PM   #1163
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It looks similar to A-66 in Extremadura.

But this portion of Mexico is at a considerably higher elevation, around 1500 - 1600 m. Arco Norte is even higher, at circa 2400 meters elevation.
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Old December 5th, 2017, 08:50 PM   #1164
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Thanks for the pictures! Some areas of the landscape surrounding the Arco Norte remind me so much of SW Spain. I even spotted a Seat León (?)

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Old December 5th, 2017, 09:22 PM   #1165
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It looks similar to A-66 in Extremadura. .

But this portion of Mexico is at a considerably higher elevation, around 1500 - 1600 m. Arco Norte is even higher, at circa 2400 meters elevation.
Yeah, I was thinking of the dehesa landscape.

2,400 m asl is quite a high altitude for European standards, as regards motorways. About 1,000 m higher than the highest motorway in Spain. But this part of Mexico is also some 18º (latitude) more to the south, which probably 'makes up' for the higher altitude - milder winters, etc.
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Old December 5th, 2017, 09:32 PM   #1166
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Take a look at this forest in Spain:

https://www.google.es/maps/@36.59758...7i13312!8i6656

And this one in Mexico, close to Mexico City (relatively speaking)

https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@21.0...6656?hl=es-419

Both forests have esclerophilus oak trees with similar mean temperatures and similar dry seasons, the difference remain on the wet season, in Spain the rainy season is in winter and in Mexico in summer (though not the warmest season, which is in spring)
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Old December 12th, 2017, 01:16 AM   #1167
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Old December 12th, 2017, 01:41 AM   #1168
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Old December 12th, 2017, 02:11 AM   #1169
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Old December 14th, 2017, 02:30 AM   #1170
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Old January 9th, 2018, 07:23 PM   #1171
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Old January 10th, 2018, 05:55 PM   #1172
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Old January 12th, 2018, 11:29 PM   #1173
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Old January 12th, 2018, 11:46 PM   #1174
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Old January 13th, 2018, 11:36 AM   #1175
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is traffic supposed to drive inside the lane or across the line?
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Old January 13th, 2018, 11:49 AM   #1176
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What is this red area for?

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It's markings for a Runaway Truck ramp. There are signs that indicate that if your breaks aren't working properly, you must follow the red line until it directs you to the truck ramp. Something like this:



The sign reads "Vehicles without breaks follow the red line, 1 km"
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It looks like people drive on the hard shoulder in order to make an extra lane for faster vehicles to overtake. Wasn't it also usual in Poland until recently?

Probably such 'fast roads' in Mexico are designed to allow that. In Spain, the shoulders are usually weaker than the lanes (fewer or not as thick layers), so the shoulders would wear out quickly.
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Yes, slow vehicles drive over the shoulders to allow faster cars overtake.. I've been in a lot of cases where there were 4 cars at the same time on those roads... It just gives some sort of danger 'cause the space between us is minimum, but it's possible and not hard to have 4 cars at a time.
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It looks like people drive on the hard shoulder in order to make an extra lane for faster vehicles to overtake. Wasn't it also usual in Poland until recently?

Probably such 'fast roads' in Mexico are designed to allow that. In Spain, the shoulders are usually weaker than the lanes (fewer or not as thick layers), so the shoulders would wear out quickly.
If they were designed to allow that, I bet the road lines should indicate it.
This is just bad driving - and I've seen plenty in Italy too...
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Old January 13th, 2018, 10:35 PM   #1180
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It's not designed for four cars at a time though it can happen in close situations. It is however designed for three cars, two one side, on on the other and it is encouraged by road signage to drive on the shoulder to allow someone to over take you. In my case, I tend to drive as close to the shoulder as possible as you are also expected to move to the shoulder when oncoming traffic is/will overtake.
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