We just got "hit" by the Cancun police! We are in Cancun right now and just got stung by a very young municiple policeman on the main road in the hotel zone. He said we were speeding. He picked us out of traffic that we were flowing along with, our rental car has a Thrifty sticker on the trunk. Our choice was a $150 ticket or pay the little jerk a bribe. We told him that we were supposed to get one warning as a courtesy (we read that here on this forum) but he didn´t agree. He did agree though to forget all about it for a $45 bribe. I guess that we are lucky that it was all the money my husband had in his wallet!
Before we get the lectures on the dangers of renting cars in Mexico l want to say that we have been renting cars in Mazatlan for years and have NEVER had a problem. This is the first time that we have rented in Cancun.
People always ask us why we go to Mexico, that it is dangerous. We always tell them that it is not, that they rely on the tourist business to keep their economy running and treat tourists well. Obviously some local police rely on more than just their paychecks to keep THEIR economy running!
Boy, this has really left a bad taste in my mouth.