RE: Have you ever been stopped by the transit police and been pressured to pay a bribe in Costa Rica?

I’ve been stopped by transit police several times but they have never threatened to give me a ticket or implied that I should pay a bribe.  But others complain that it is common – how common is it?

redbeard52 Scholar Asked on June 2, 2015 in Driving.
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I’ve hard this also but no I haven’t  (and this is after 14 years here and 6 months visiting prior to that. )   I have been pulled over for roadchecks which is no big thing after showing documentation.  Admittedly  I’ve have talked myself out of a speeding ticket around the Tarcoles.  I truly believed the speed limit was 80 and the officer asked me “what is the speed limit here?” When I responded 80 and I believe I was going that speed, he said NO it’s 60.  I guess the shocked expression on my face and the uh oh (calculating just how much this ticket was going to be)  He let me go.  But no money involved!

lisa Apprentice answered on June 2, 2015.
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