Please hear me out before you hammer me. I understand, believe, and respect the position of many on this board who have had very bad experiences with the local transitos. However, I feel compelled to tell of a different situation. I was a passenger in my friend's car last Thursday heading west on the careterra when we were rear ended by a gas truck. It took quite awhile for the transitos to arrive, but when they did, they were wonderful. The were very kind and polite, and very patient with my limited Spanish. One of the three was fully bilingual and stayed till things were well underway. Of course it was pretty cut and dried in terms of who was at fault, and no one was seriously hurt. Incidentally, my friend and I are both Americans, both female, and she was driving a US plated car.