Nov 27, 2003, 10:43 PM
Post #16 of 21
I've posted in the past about my personal experiences, repeated many times over the years since the law has been in effect, of being stopped at a checkpoint when driving long distances in Mexico and being told by the inspector (be he Federal police, State police, an Army guy, or a local yokel) 'your sticker is expired'. I carry a copy of the law in my glove box.
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Here's how the dialogue goes:
"Está vencido su permiso." (Your sticker is expired)
I open the glove box and take out the copy of the law.
"Bueno, si entiendo bien la ley," I hold out the paper, "si mi FM3 no está vencido, el permiso no está vencido. Qué opina usted?" (Well, if I understand the law correctly...if my FM3 isn't expired, the sticker isn't expired. What do you think?)
Much looking at the paper follows. And then, "Bueno señora, tiene razón. Disculpe la molestia y que le vaya bien."
(Well, ma'm, you're right. Excuse the bother and have a good trip.)
I put the paper back in the glove box and go on my way.
(This post was edited by esperanza on Nov 27, 2003, 10:45 PM)