Don’t Speed in Mexico
Are you heading to Mexico for vacation? A lot of my southern California friends drive across the border from time to time—so thanks to my colleague and Twitter chat co-host Chris McGinnis for alerting me to the police shakedowns taking place down there. There are reports that the police will pull you over for going just a few miles over the speed limit so they can get a bribe out of you (usually $50). Read the report on TravelSkills.com.
FYI: The picture above comes from a very safe, very fun trip I took in 2010 to La Cofradia Distillery in Tequila, Mexico.
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My first hubby and I were in Tijuana years ago, and were stopped for a supposed illegal U-turn. We went down a dead end street, turned around and came back out (short street). the cop that pulled us over, said “Do you want to go to jail?” also asked if we spoke Spanish. When we said “no”, he then held out his hand and asked to $200. My ex was smart enough to say, we don’t have that kind of money, and ended up giving him $50. We went back to Calif. and have never gone back!