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Morocco Overland: From the Atlas to the Sahara - 4WD, Motorcycle, Van, Mountain Bike

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mind the speed traps!

In morocco at the mo and just wanted to make people aware of the large no of speed traps weve come accross. Mainly hand held, but a couple of fixed cameras too.

Also, we crossed from tarifa to tangier in the fast ferry(65 euros for a bike n rider) with no problems or hastle at all.
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We are in Zagora now, when I retire, this where I will spend the winter.
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and watch out at the stop signs,nearly got 700dhm fine ,if police watching like to see stop and feet down .Nice and hot in sidi ifni then heading on for Zagora
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Think we are heading for Icht tomorrow.
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Sorry, but I have ZERO sympathy for anyone speeding in Morocco.

The limits are sensible and deserve to be upheld.
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I have to confess to falling foul on the road to Boujdour a couple of weeks ago.

A lot of the traps are strategically placed to generate revenue (much like the UK!!) rather than for safety.

I accept 84 in an 80 is speeding, but a 1 mile straight, no other traffic, down a good gradient so either brakes or lower gear required if not to creep over the limit, and they're hidden?

Still a damn site cheaper fine than at home though!!
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They also got me 72 in a 60 zone. I though it was 80.
Asked for 300 paid immediately and then said 100 is ok.
so revenues are not for the state !!
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Between 1969 en 2013 I have been in Morocco many many times in all corners of the country. Highway, secondary roads, piste and offpiste, never got any fine and was never bribed.

Last year I got stuck in a river with a 10 ton truck, a team of 8 persons, 2 policeman included, helped to get me out during 4 hours till 23.00 hr in the night and showed me an alternative route driving in front till 24.00 hr in the night. They absolutely refused to accept even 1 Dirham.

Morocco is one of the most welcoming countries for tourists, please keep it that way.

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