I got challaned by traffic police today. How was your experience?

@1anurag1 (3581)
India
September 12, 2010 12:59pm CST
I got challaned by traffic police today. How was your experience? Today I was riding my bike and three persons were there on that. So I was cought by the police. And they challaned me.they checked my documents and when I try to bribe them. They refused today. What about you. Do you have this kind of experiences.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
12 Sep 10
Hi. 1anurag1. I am sorry about your experience with the police officer today. That is what I don't like about them, they tend to find fault within a person. I think that they should give more warnings if this was your first time. Usually that is what they will do. Last year, the police officer pulled my husband over because my daughter was out of the seat belt. She is four years old. She took her own seat belt off herself. While we was in the parking lot, my husband fastened her seat belt right then and there. We all made sure that our other two kids had on their seat belts too. After my husband left out of the apartment complex that is when the police officer saw my daughter and pulled him over. We came right back to the parking lot in our apartment complex. We waited for about 20 minutes until the police officer came back to our car. It was so embarrassing. Several guys was standing around the building that we lived in. So that means they saw us get followed by the police officer in his squad car. The guy told my husband that he saw when he fastened our daughter's seat belt before we left out. We told this officer this, but he did not seem to care at all. On top of that, my husband's insurance had already expired too. My husband did not know that. He thought that he had about two more months to pay his car insurance. The DMV and the Insurance had his documents all mixed up.. Long story.. So, I know how you feel when you have a run in with the police. I try to avoid dealing with them as much as possible though. But if you have to, just do what you have to do to clear your name. Pay for the crime that they call a crime and be done with it.
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@1anurag1 (3581)
• India
12 Sep 10
Thanks for response.This is their duty who make them harsh towards common man also. What ever, there is a need of refreshment and good training scheduled for them.
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• Philippines
12 Sep 10
I was riding a bus that ran on a red light so we were stopped by the traffic enforcer. The driver tried to bribe him but the officer got all the more flustered. Sometimes bribe just doesn't work with people. Some officers gladly take bribe money, though. I especially hate it when these officers go power tripping, just because they're in uniform.
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@1anurag1 (3581)
• India
12 Sep 10
Thanks for response.
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• India
13 Sep 10
I used to have this sort of a problem while I was young. I was never careful to see if I have the right documents, or whether I am wearing a helmet. Now I no longer ride a bike but drive a car. I always wear a seat belt, have my documents right. Even if traffic police stops me I am not worried, because I have nothing to hide.
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• United States
12 Sep 10
I have been blessed with not being challenged in a long time. But I do recall years ago a policeman driving behind me, then to my left and then to my right. I suppose he was fishing for some reason to stop me, as he was looking at all my vehicle tags to make sure they were valid. Luckily for me they were. But it did not end here. He lite his lights and asked me to pull over. As I pulled over he walked over to my car and said my child was not properly strapped. So I asked him outside of a straight jacket officer how else can I strap my child. My daughter was safely and soundly asleep in her car seat, by all accordance's of the law. So I said to the officer so how can we challenge this he said have a good day. For crying out loud do not hate me for being legal.
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@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
13 Sep 10
i would never try to bribe a cop here in the states they would lock you up real fast
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
13 Sep 10
Having lived in almost all the states in India, I have had different experiences in different states. In the South it is more of 'cut and dry' professionalism. You have to make the deal before you are hauled to the officer. Once you reach the officer you will get the ticket, that is for sure. In the north it is all about 'Do you know who I am?' Dropping a few names and reaching for your cell phone, sometimes works. All this with the sweetener you call bribe. Eastern India is a different matter altogether. You will have to listen to a very big lecture and maybe some manhandling. What you pay by the way of a Challan (Traffic ticket) or a bribe is mainly to escape this torture. Western India very systematic. There are rates for every thing. O. K. You cannot produce your license. So if you want to be booked it is INR aaa and if you dont want it is INR bbb for 'Chai Pani' (Tea expenses). As for the North east it is not possible to get challaned. The meager Police are usually hiding to avoid working.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
13 Sep 10
I am very very sorry for this kind of experience happen with you.. in your life.. but sometimes we don't know that situations will comes to us.. and as you say when you invited them to take a some amount of bribe.. they refused it.. because they have targeted to fulfill every months.. yes.. they have some target.. for every month.. for challan ..