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Yup, these two had me April 2009.

I came to am almost complete stop and then proceeded across the line. They then stepped out and pulled me over.

At first I thought it was a routine passport check but they also asked for my license. Once they had my license the 'demand' for 400DH was mentioned.

I paid up and was then 'set free'... I will remember the bargaining techniques mentioned above next time I'm passing through
So it seems that it is something like a toll?
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HAHA, so good to see this thread. We have been caught by little and large a few days ago. Feel immensely better that we aren't the only ones. In the end we played the African waiting game. Sat down had some lunch/snacks for an hour and then got the 700dh/person down to 500 in total. Would have easily waited longer but the heat was killing us. Don't take them to seriously they are harmless

Beware of radar guns in Western Sahara. Especially close to towns/border. They are slowly increasing.
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The "Stop" sign is exactly located at N28.44878 W11.11166.

In Feb this year a group mate did not stop but could escape the fine: he discussed a lot but it was his birthday, he showed his passport to the policemen and got away

Others were not so lucky ...
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Haha,

We also got stopped there back in May 2011. They initially asked for 700 dirham. We played the whole game along, and in the end after about 30 minutes they let us go without any fine.
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Sam (Niva Say Never) warned me that the Police also hang out on the N1 at

N28 37.425 W10 46.901

and low and behold they were there when I passed.
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