You know you have lost the debate when you resort to name calling. 99.9% of people claim to be little angels on the road. When they rightfully get stopped for speeding or other unlawful activity, they proclaim their innocence. Most people hate the police until they need them. All police are not perfect, but the vast majority of them are honest humans trying to do an incredibly difficult job.
The reason they patrol the city is that is what they are paid to do. Speeding is infinitely more dangerous in the populated areas. I am surprised you don't know that. Actually, I lied, I am not surprised you don't know that.
One part I forgot to include in our trip report mainly because the report was for the boat, was that we were almost a victim of the Sonoyta Police Shakedown.
About 100 yards or more from the 40kph sign I started to slow from 80kph. This is well before the little "knoll" that the 40kph sign is on. At this point there is no line of sight in either direction from BUEN VIAJE sign to this position. As we came up the "knoll" still yards short of the 40kph sign I was already going 20mph. We got to the 40kph sign right at the top of the "knoll" doing 18-20mph and now in direct line of sight with BUEN VIAJE sign. I put the PUERCO PLATA in first gear to slow our pace to a mere 15mph crawl as we came down the "knoll" now noticing that there were two cops standing in the road where the normal red cross collection is under BUEN VIAJE sign.
It was 7:30pm and more than DUSK at this point as well. I proceeded with the exceedingly slow speed of 15 to 18mph. As we got within 50 feet we could see one officer had the radar gun pointed at us and the other officer was standing there holding a clipboard.
He motioned us TO STOP. Now kind of frustrated I pulled up and rolled down the window and sarcastically said, QUE ONDA? Almost like, what could you possibly need from me right now??????!!!! I clearly wasn't speeding.
The guy looked at me, then looked at Claudia and saw her pointing her phone right at him understanding that we had been recording the ENTIRE TIME from before the 40kph sign until that point exactly.
WE ALSO BOTH HAD OUR MASKS ON!!!!
So now what?! Now what COULD BE the next issue???? Nothing....
He said have a good day.
So 100% that was about to be some bullshit about some unknown law or speeding or masks or seat belt or YOU NAME IT... 100%. Plane and simple. We were about to be harassed.
We executed our plan to perfection and I believe it was the difference in this instance. This was the same advice that I gave to the NEW forum member that posted a week or two ago that I'm sure will never return to the forum again.
I actually thought this might have been the first time being PULLED OVER for GOING TOO SLOW... Still waiting for that one. I think if I was a gambling man I'd say we'll hear it eventually!