- අල්ලස් මැඩලන්නා
- 6 years ago
- 5655 අදහස්
This is not about a specific incident, but a statement of my reactions anytime I am stopped by the Police for a traffic violation as someone who has never paid and will not pay bribes. I do one of three things:
1) If I have done something wrong (which as a motorist I would know), I immediately ask for the ticket, pay it and collect my license - yes, a nuisance but if I have done something wrong, nothing wrong in paying a fine.
2) If I have not done something wrong (which, again I would know), I get out of the vehicle onto the pavement, argue with the police officer loudly so anyone in the vicinity can hear, and at the end of it, tell him to give me a ticket. Why do I argue loudly - I want the police officers to feel guilty / ashamed, and hopefully they would be more cautious to give tickets unjustly the next time.
3) If I am asked for a bribe to "shape" things in either of the above - I get out of the vehicle onto the pavement, scold the police officer loudly for asking a bribe & tell them to give me a ticket. I do this in polite language with no swear words, but loudly so that anyone in the vicinity can hear. Why do it - I want everyone in the vicinity to hear that the police officers are asking for a bribe! More often than not, they squirm in guilt / shame and let me go.