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This is just to warn that the Federales at it again tryin to extort you money, on my way from Morelia to Cuernavaca, I was stopped by the federales, allegedly driving at 120 in a 90 zone,first I must say, my radar detector never biped an alarm , first they asked me for driver licence, registration, all it is in order and everything payed including this year, they told me that the multa would be 6000 pesos and they would take my licence plates, return it when the multa payed, I told them they must have made a mistake , I was going with the flow of traffic driving on the right lane and many cars have been passing me, than I was told that if I payed them would be 3000 pesos and let me go, I refused, than I asked for proof of speeding, I was told they had a photo of me, driving showing the speed, I asked to bring me a copy of it!, at this point the cost of settling went down to 1500 pesos again I refused and challenged them to give me a ticket, they said OK and asked me o come to their cruiser to sign the ticket, again I refused, told him the that I would not sign any papers,  and I asked again for proof of speeding, a second officer came to my car from the cruiser ( I never got out of my car and kept the door locked), same story again, speeding, take my licence plates etc...I adamantly refused whatever they were asking me to do, than the second officer went back to his cruiser, and started to drive backward until he disappeared from my rear view, at this point , I just drove away!, Moral of the story DO NOT give in to some crooked policeman.

P.S.I am sure I was a target driving an expensive very fast import

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Well done Bontepar.  The driving backwards makes me chuckle as I remember the Jalisco driving code actually mandates  how far one can drive in reverse - I bet the Federale exceeded the limit.

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52 minutes ago, bournemouth said:

Well done Bontepar.  The driving backwards makes me chuckle as I remember the Jalisco driving code actually mandates  how far one can drive in reverse - I bet the Federale exceeded the limit.

That doesn´t apply to any police or Vialidad vehicles in the course of their on patrol time. They can, and will cross, unauthorized crossings on medians and go the wrong way on any street or lane.  You won´t get them reprimanded for that by any policing agency, photos or not.

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16 hours ago, bontepar said:

This is just to warn that the Federales at it again tryin to extort you money, on my way from Morelia to Cuernavaca, I was stopped by the federales, allegedly driving at 120 in a 90 zone,first I must say, my radar detector never biped an alarm , first they asked me for driver licence, registration, all it is in order and everything payed including this year, they told me that the multa would be 6000 pesos and they would take my licence plates, return it when the multa payed, I told them they must have made a mistake , I was going with the flow of traffic driving on the right lane and many cars have been passing me, than I was told that if I payed them would be 3000 pesos and let me go, I refused, than I asked for proof of speeding, I was told they had a photo of me, driving showing the speed, I asked to bring me a copy of it!, at this point the cost of settling went down to 1500 pesos again I refused and challenged them to give me a ticket, they said OK and asked me o come to their cruiser to sign the ticket, again I refused, told him the that I would not sign any papers,  and I asked again for proof of speeding, a second officer came to my car from the cruiser ( I never got out of my car and kept the door locked), same story again, speeding, take my licence plates etc...I adamantly refused whatever they were asking me to do, than the second officer went back to his cruiser, and started to drive backward until he disappeared from my rear view, at this point , I just drove away!, Moral of the story DO NOT give in to some crooked policeman.

P.S.I am sure I was a target driving an expensive very fast import

good for you for standing your ground.but for me, that was a little dangerous. I would gave them ,say , one hundred pesos for cokes as some payment to satisfy them.that way they feel they got over on the gringo a little bit.  good luck my friend

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I do not think 100 pesos will cut it anymore, I offered 500 just to get rid of them, they refused, than I just stood my grownd and challeng them to give me a musta

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funny 100 pesos to Federales... talking about being behind the time bobby brown..

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5 hours ago, bmh said:

funny 100 pesos to Federales... talking about being behind the time bobby brown..

what would you give?

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Been driving in Mexico since 1967. Stopped many times. Sometimes guilty sometimes not. Never received a ticket. Never paid a bribe. Smile. Say you are sorry. Ask forgivness. Ask for the ticket. Worst was 130 in the famous SLP trap. We parted friends. No ticket no bribe

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