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Old 10-20-2010, 08:03 AM   #65
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Location: The Badlands (of NJ)
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Interesting! Especially the fact that they consider non-OEM HID lights to be such serious offense.

OF course, regarding paying your way out of a ticket, that is not limited to Russia - it seems to be often in places where the police are not well paid, but often deal with drivers who appear to be well off. Bribery is an equalizer, I guess.

Here in the States, there is a form of bribery as well, although it is an official bribery, with proceeds going to the municipalities. If you are willing to spend money for a lawyer and for "special" non-points violations, you may be able to renegotiate your ticket to a higher fine, but without points. Needless to say, that makes you feel ripped off just as much as if you'd have to pay a corrupt cop on the roadside.
Robert in Northern NJ __ '09 R12GS, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS

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