Super Mom

Roadblock

Sunday we got pulled over in one of two roadblocks.  Tommie was asked for his drivers license by a very polite black police officer.  I was particularly impressed with how pleasant he was, since it was SO hot and he must have had some unpleasant drivers to handle during the day.

He made sure that Tommie had a valid drivers license and then checked to see if he had any outstanding fines.  Which as we expected he had.  He was told where to go to pay his fine so that we can be on our not-so merry way.

Tommie waited in the que to pay, while I started people watching.  More playing a game really.  I tried to guess who would have outstanding fines and how long the list will be (they print you this nice list of all the fines)  I was pretty accurate and kepy myself well entertained lol  small things, small minds right? 

Anway this old bakkie was pulled over with a black driver.  A different officer walked up to him, got his license and went to check on the fines.  He came back with this long list of fines….at least 5 from what I could see.  The exchanged about five words and the driver left without paying a cent! 

Flip!  We had to go stand in this long que to pay a R100 fine and this guy could just go on to get more fines and pay even less?    Eish.

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7 responses

  1. there must be an explanation supermom- maybe it wasn’t is car- like he’s a hired driver or something…?
    hell i hope its something minor…

    November 27, 2007 at 9:29 pm

  2. Angel, actually they look at the outstanding fines on cars registered in YOUR name. We were driving in my car and Tommie had to pay a fine on his bakkie that was outstanding.

    November 27, 2007 at 9:42 pm

  3. my3boysandi

    we dont have roadblocks like this in New Zealand
    what happens if you dont have the cah on you or in the bank??? to pay right then

    November 27, 2007 at 10:05 pm

  4. addictedtocoke

    I guess that sort of thing happens to various degrees in every country with race issues, still makes you mad though. I’m pretty sure that’s not the sort of thing Mr Mandela was working towards and suffering for.

    November 27, 2007 at 11:18 pm

  5. mybloggylife

    I wonder what those fines were?

    November 28, 2007 at 5:03 am

  6. That is not proper.

    November 28, 2007 at 10:42 am

  7. Isis

    This is so not right!

    November 28, 2007 at 1:53 pm

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