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Have there been any safety issues on the road going from the US border to Rocky Point?

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    Jan, back in May 2010 the US government issued a warning about the road from Arizona to Rocky Point. A couple of weeks later they admitted they had no evidence to back up the claims, and blamed an over-reacting civilian in the office.
    Northern Mexico and the border areas can be dangerous, and sadly the involvement of innocent (non-drug industry) people is rising - but it is still a very small number. I have a piece on the worldnomads safety page about Mexico, where I discuss the problem in more detail.
    Your government recommends against travelling Mexico's roads at night, and that's mostly because of wandering livestock rather than bandits.
    Mexico's problems are on the increase, so is the place STILL safe.... about as safe as it ever was, and that means taking sensible precautions and being aware of your surroundings. Try to remember you are in a foreign country and this is not just a beach outside Pheonix or Tucson, the rules are a bit different. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thanks for the answer. When we travel to Rocky Point, we always drive during the day & go out for lunch rather than dinner. We love it there & are so sad that the drug cartels are keeping people away from a wonderful, friendly small town. over 9 years ago

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    • Would love to get a report from you when you return. Just let me know how "safe" you felt, what locals say etc. You can get me at phil.travelsafety@gmail.com Enjoy the trip. Ask Phil over 9 years ago
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    It is sad about the misinformation that goes out about Mexico. Our own government can't get the right information out. I travel to Puerto Penasco frequently and I feel safer traveling there than I do traveling in South Phoenix.Like everyone says, you just need to aware of what you are doing and you will have a wonderful time. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Rick Busa via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • Thanks for the advice--glad to hear that you frequently travel there. jan dooley over 9 years ago
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