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    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    Yes - this too. The Patrol is 20 years old. Although it has been very well looked after and is in fantastic shape, it has had many hard travels and has a few "bush-scars"... I definitely think these contribute to taxi driver hesitation...

    I really want to install a proper train horn (compressor powered) but am quite sure I’d get shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyahhey View Post
    I really want to install a proper train horn (compressor powered) but am quite sure I’d get shot.
    Do it... Live a little...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Very similar to my crossing the Kafue. Expired licence disc. Car ''impounded'' and a local guy acting as an intermediary. Grabbed my satchel, 1lt tea mug, gave the keys to the ossifer and went and sat under a tree wishing I had rods in the Jeep.
    One of our messengers would carry a picnic blanket to government offices. Following up on documents the relevant employee at the Master etc would tell her they have the documents they will type up the necessary and she could fetch it tomorrow. Obviously if you left the office the documents simply went back to file 13 so she would tell them she will wait and would spread out her picnic blanket on the floor, open her lunch box, flask of tea and settle in for the wait.

    Never once did anyone call her bluff and see how long she would actually camp out in their office

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    Thanks OP. A reminder that a dashcam is a must.

    I am going to buy right now.
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    Not just Pretoria. Also got pulled over on an onramp to the N1 recently. License disk had expired abut was still within the 21 day grace period. So I got threatened with a fine. Just told him in a very friendly way to go ahead, but that he must make a note in his diary to come to court as I will contest. Reluctantly let me go.

    At least he was more subtle that in the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Very similar to my crossing the Kafue. Expired licence disc. Car ''impounded'' and a local guy acting as an intermediary. Grabbed my satchel, 1lt tea mug, gave the keys to the ossifer and went and sat under a tree wishing I had rods in the Jeep.
    You mean "orifice"?



    IMHO, it's a culture thing and boils down to a misunderstanding of the term "officer".

    To me it means a rank above warrant officer, a distinguished man on his way up.

    To some it is literally understood as "offer" & "sir". So you are entitled to a bribe (or at least an offer)
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    There are models that are designed so that they can be turned towards the side window - specially due to police. My 2nd one is like that. I just do not have the sound recording on. Should learn to switch it on quickly.

    When the cops are looking for bribe they hide their name tag one way or the other. That way they are out of uniform and they definitely do not like any pictures taken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Thanks OP. A reminder that a dashcam is a must.

    I am going to buy right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    One of our messengers would carry a picnic blanket to government offices. Following up on documents the relevant employee at the Master etc would tell her they have the documents they will type up the necessary and she could fetch it tomorrow. Obviously if you left the office the documents simply went back to file 13 so she would tell them she will wait and would spread out her picnic blanket on the floor, open her lunch box, flask of tea and settle in for the wait.

    Never once did anyone call her bluff and see how long she would actually camp out in their office
    No man has ever anguished in the limits of his patience than stepping through the door of the Master's Office.
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    Ek was verskeie kere gestop deur TMPD die afgelope jaar of wat, bo in Potgieterstraat, in die poort in Paul Krugerstraat, in Hatfield en was elke keer vriendelik en met ontsag behandel. My kar en
    bestuurs lisensies is op datum en die remligte werk. Ek kan regtig nie kla nie, net soos ek in meer sa 20 jaar se toer deur berugte lande soos Zim, Moz en ander nog nooit 'n probleem gehad het
    nie en nog nooit 'n bribe betaal het nie. Dalk die grys baard wat 20 jaar terug nog swart was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PierredW View Post
    Ek was verskeie kere gestop deur TMPD die afgelope jaar of wat, bo in Potgieterstraat, in die poort in Paul Krugerstraat, in Hatfield en was elke keer vriendelik en met ontsag behandel. My kar en
    bestuurs lisensies is op datum en die remligte werk. Ek kan regtig nie kla nie, net soos ek in meer sa 20 jaar se toer deur berugte lande soos Zim, Moz en ander nog nooit 'n probleem gehad het
    nie en nog nooit 'n bribe betaal het nie. Dalk die grys baard wat 20 jaar terug nog swart was.
    I presume you have just been lucky.

    As I have pointed out previously, I've travelled for many years without getting a single fine. Because I actually normally deal with the TMPD / Police perfectly. Whilst I've not done Zimbabwe, I've cruised through every other bordering country - many times. With no issues. I even got a speeding fine in Swaziland the last time I was there. No issues - I paid it and have my receipt. Although not over-landing (ie: I flew in and out for work) I've spent quite a bit of time in Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and Uganda, where I drove myself on several occasions. Without issues. I mean - what else must I do there over the weekends ? There are plenty other places I've been to which I'll not mention as I was there too briefly or did not drive myself.

    What I'm trying to say is that I've had my fair share of being pulled over by police. All over the place. And virtually never had issues. What happened yesterday was not normal. The guy wanted a bribe.

    And I have to counter your beard argument. I doubt it is has anything to do with this. My beard normally makes me look about 80...

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    Sjoe, skrik ek nou my melk weg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Sjoe, skrik ek nou my melk weg!
    Ek ook. Was supposed to be smaller than that...

    Let me edit it.

    Seriously, that was taken during a bet. I don't normally wear it that long...
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    Ian, be proud of it. That's a Patrol beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Ian, be proud of it. That's a Patrol beard.
    You mean it scares the taxis ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swannie1960 View Post
    Not just Pretoria. Also got pulled over on an onramp to the N1 recently. License disk had expired abut was still within the 21 day grace period. So I got threatened with a fine. Just told him in a very friendly way to go ahead, but that he must make a note in his diary to come to court as I will contest. Reluctantly let me go.

    At least he was more subtle that in the OP.
    By law, he was within his right you fine you.

    The 21 days is before penalties are given. Disc has still expired.
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    That beard is so majestic I think even Estee would give it the nod of approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Ian, be proud of it. That's a Patrol beard.
    I think that could be more of a ''my Landy broke down again and I have been stuck here for months'' kind of beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennie84 View Post
    The TMPD is scum. Maybe invest in a dashcam?
    Went from EC to jhb to collect daughter at varsity. Just after Bloemfontein get pulled over. Cop sees my dash cam, asks what it is. Told him it video records 360 degrees, he looks at front screen and says go. Must be the EC plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Went from EC to jhb to collect daughter at varsity. Just after Bloemfontein get pulled over. Cop sees my dash cam, asks what it is. Told him it video records 360 degrees, he looks at front screen and says go. Must be the EC plates.
    They saw the Isuzu and felt sorry for you
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    You can get a muti in KZN from the traditional healers. They dab it on your windscreen and it makes you "invisible" to the Coppers
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