I don’t like cops. No. I am generally law abiding not necessarily because I am a good person 😀but because breaking the law is expensive. But I hate our traffic police and the courts that deal with traffic offences.
I swear these two groups don’t exist to make our lives better. First, the traffic cops will take every opportunity to extort you for an infraction and because going to the courts is generally a tiring prospect, people would rather part with money in form of a bribe that the humiliation of the court process.
You recall I have once written about the speed cops who would flag you down for driving 5kph above the posted speed limit and threaten to take you to court or waste your whole day until you bribe them. What difference does it make if I drive 5kph faster in an area where there are no pedestrian crossings or a market?
The traffic courts are worse. You go to court at 9 only for your case to be mentioned at 11 or 12. A whole day wasted just because of a minor infraction.
If you ask me, our legal system and the traffic department are not concerned with road safety rather they are opportunities for government to get money from us over and above what it takes in the name of tax. Or for the police officers to line their pockets with in the name of bribes.
Maybe we should abolish the police!