Bogota - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you drive on the right hand side of the road or the left?

In theory, on the right side like in the U.S. However, there are no enforced traffic laws in Colombia, there are merely suggestions (especially late at night when stop lights turn invisible to Colombians). Be prepared to drive aggresively and without any etiquete. Whenever Colombians get in or near a motor vehicle they become some of the most inconsiderate and aggressive people on the face of the planet. New Yorkers have even commented on how rude and poorly Colombians drive. Buses and taxis are the worst. They will stop ANYWHERE, to include the middle lane, intersections, entry/exit ramps. And be ready for the last minute turn from the far opposite lane. - Dec 2008

Same as the U.S. - Dec 2008

Like in the States, but here everything is possible, people drive through red lights so you really have to be a good driver. Many have their own drivers, not too many people have the nerve to drive here, especially women. - Nov 2008

Right. - Nov 2008

On the right side - thank goodness. - May 2008

Just like in the U.S. - Apr 2008

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