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[*] posted on 12-13-2018 at 01:03 PM


The merits of a dashcam: When leaving La Paz, there was an area of construction, and very busy traffic. Two cops on foot under a stoplight, doing traffic control, waving traffic through the intersection. In Mexico the lights go from green, flashing green, yellow, then red. Happens pretty fast. Anyway, they are waving everyone through, the light starts flashing green, and then all the sudden one cop puts his hand up but the other one just kinda stopped waving. I was already in the intersection so figured, I'd better clear out. One cop starts screaming in Spanish and I just wave, like, "sorry"! About a mile down the way is another intersection, more cops on foot. Traffic is thick and slow so I had plenty of time to see them talking and pointing at my van. As we get closer, they stop all traffic and aggressively wave me over to the side. I pull over and do my basic, "no hablo" thing. He is yelling animatedly, saying "rojo" etc, can't run red lights is what I got out of it. I apologize, I can't tell if he's just going to lecture or what. He has my license and says, come to the police station tomorrow for the license. I'm like, "donde esta el estacion?" I told him, "la luz, flashing, verde verde verde. NO ROJO". Honestly I'm not sure if I ran the light. He is more yelling, I don't understand. Finally he looks at my dash camera, and says "photografia?" I say, "video!". I forgot I even had that thing. He steps away to talk to the other cop, and I make a show like I'm reviewing footage. He walks over, hands my license back, says nothing but waves me away. I drive away, like,.... Yasssssss
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[*] posted on 12-13-2018 at 01:06 PM


Oh yeah, also got stuck in the sand. I unloaded all the heavy stuff, woman, and dogs, pulled out the shovel and xbull traction boards, and was out in 15 minutes. Was fun! Check my insta for some pics of that....

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[*] posted on 12-13-2018 at 01:18 PM


I hate cities, but La Paz is a pretty nice one. You may have discovered that on the back street, nobody comes to a full stop for a stop sign! If there is no cross traffic seen, then they consider it a yield sign if any sign at all! When I was coming to full stops at each stop sign, I was told by a local friend, I risked getting rear-ended!



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[*] posted on 12-13-2018 at 04:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Truck  
I unloaded all the heavy stuff, woman, and dogs,


Your sentence structure is proper but very close to dangerous if your girlfriend monitors the forum...
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[*] posted on 12-13-2018 at 04:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bkbend  
Quote: Originally posted by Truck  
I unloaded all the heavy stuff, woman, and dogs,


Your sentence structure is proper but very close to dangerous if your girlfriend monitors the forum...



I thought exactly the same thing as I read that sentence.:lol::lol:




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