Jan 17, 2011, 2:23 PM
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Funny story, I hope. Three or four years ago, I was barelling down the highway on my way back to the States. I was going over 90 mph. Cannot remember which Mexican state I was in. I saw police have radar signs all over the place. Laughed like hell and went on. Got to the top of the crest of a hill and was coming down the other side going 90-95 and there was a cop with a radar gun at the bottom of the hill and gave me his beckoning finger. Shit.
Re: [johninajijic] Police with Radar Guns on Chapala-Guadalajara Highway
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Well then, the fun began. No English, no Spanish.
He showed me the radar detecor. I figured it out to be 92.5 miles per hour, which was pretty much right on. I suggested his radar detector was broken. He either did not understand or did not think I was very funny, probably both. He kept talking to me and I did not know what he wanted me to do. At one point I got out of my car and walked to his police vehicle, as I thought he wanted me to get in the back of his car to take me to jail, or wherever. When I got out of my car and walked to be incarcerated for the rest of my life, he yelled at me to get back in my car.
OK, so this is about money, I thought. Pulled 500 pesos out and handed it to him. Not only would he not take it, he went into a rage and I think he told me he would take me to jail for offering him bribe.
By this time I was so scared and confused, that I just started crying.
He pointed to his eye, as to say, I will be watching you and sent me on my way.
Folks, never pay a bribe, never suggest a bribe, and if asked, refuse. Ask for the folio. The highest cost for a traffic ticket is 500 pesos and if paid will only be 250 pesos if paid within 5 days. Yes, I have hS THt experience, LSO
I have found, without exception that the local police, that State police and the Federales are honorable folks and we are lucky to have them considering their salaries and lack of resources and equipment.