Getting stopped by police in Serbia

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Lozovik, Serbia

Getting stopped by police in Serbia Lozovik Reviews

Chokk Chokk
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Getting stopped by police in Serbia Jul 27, 2016
My TB friend Faure mocked me because I had managed to drive 7450 km though-out Europe without being caught by police and he suggested that I or my car either were getting slow or Ming had an influence on my speed. I have to say neither was correct - as I was pulled over in Serbia.

I was driving on their wonderful motorway in pair with a Ukranian Jeep when a dark BMW 5-serie also joined. At one moment it started to block in front of us so we had to pass - and I didn’t see the old German high way trick coming up before it was too late. Because 3rd time it did it, I passed both cars because I had enough. The BMW passed me again but this time showing me some blue lights in the darkened back window - while it was blinking to the right.

I followed nicely to a parking where a policeman came out and asked for my papers. Being stopped by police on these trips before I had prepared a welcoming package for him will all mine and the cars papers. I notice that he wasn’t that interested - he had more on his chest besides not speaking English. He tried in broken German and in that way he took me to his car where he showed me a picture of the back of the car with the numbers 155,7 kmh underneath. (120 kmh allowed)

I complimented them on the quality of the picture said I recognized the license plate. Next step was that they showed me a stack of papers and ask me to pay 5000 RSD’s (40 euro). I wanted to pay with credit card and they said only cash. So they suggested that I followed them (always a good idea by the way) to the nearest gas station so I could withdraw some dinars.

On the way there, they played the same trick to a Finnish car that got pulled over as well (picture) - so we were soon a convoy to the gas station. When I finally got the cash they gave me 20 percent in discount for paying cash - and a recommendation to stay at 130 kmh - then they wouldn't stop me. They were actually very nice, cheap and effective !! Soon after we left the gas station they had stopped a German - probably same strategy all the time.
The police stopping a Finnish car
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AdamR3723 says:
Back in 990, I was stopped by a Yugoslav policeman in Macedonia, and fined the equivalent of £1 Sterling for speeding (about 40 Km/h). My friend in the car was fined half that amount for not wearing his seatbelt!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2017
cimtech says:
Thank you for sharing this information, it is very helpful for me. Now I know the tricks !
Posted on: Dec 11, 2016
Chokk says:
Thank you - it was almost funny - and it was an experience
Posted on: Aug 17, 2016
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