I've read a few threads somewhere where travelers have carried phone journalist IDs with them and gotten good rates on hotels, meals, etc. by promising to promote the establishments in an "upcoming" book, magazine article, etc. That got me to thinking of a way to get out of having to bribe the local "officials" throughout Latin America. I've found several authentic looking police IDs on the web. Photoshop is a pretty good tool. See where I'm going with this? Find a nice, hi-res picture of an ID, or ask your best friend who happens to be a cop. Put a copy of said ID in something like Photoshop, crop the picture out and put yours in. Print and laminate a bunch of them and carry them with you. When you get stopped, flash your "official" police ID and act like the guy who stopped you is your long lost brother. Also, before you leave, go to a costume shop, rent a cop's uniform, put it on and find a police station, police car/motorcycle, and take you picture in front of it. Carry that picture with you, also, to show to your new law enforcement brother. Finally, print a decal that says something like "International Order of Law Enforcement Officers" and put that on your bike somewhere. Anyone think this plan would work? I've used phony copies of my driver's license and had them laminated and the cops never seemed to have noticed the difference.