Originally Posted by conrado
I've travelled a lot on a bike in Chile as a foreigner.
My experience with the carabineros (and yes, I have been stopped more than once and also fined) is that they are extremely correct. No corruption going on there.
Can't say the same about the Policia Caminera in Argentina, tough.
I also experienced that the Carabineros were straight up, and professional. Of course they let me go with a warning each time as well.