Bribes paid in South Africa mostly to traffic police

According to a survey by StatsSA, 5.6 percent of households in South Africa reported being asked to pay a bribe to government officials between 2008 and 2010. Out of all the bribes asked to be paid, 52.8 percent of the requests were from traffic police with the bribes being used to avoid traffic fines.

(More examples of the type of corruption impacting governments.)

Source: “Over half of bribes to traffic cops,” Times Live, November 24, 2011.