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Thread: Have you ever stopped to help someone on the road??

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    Have you ever stopped to help someone on the road??

    If I see someone along side the road, and I have time to stop and offer help I will. I usually assess the situation before I get out though, just in case.

    So it's about 11pm and I'm driving home, and I see a car on the side of the road with it's hazards on. It's at a pretty odd angle. As I see it I'm already turning off the road onto another street, but I decide to go back and see if they need help, it is thanksgiving day on a nearly deserted road at near midnight. I turn around, I see a wheel on the side walk. About 100 yards up front is the car.

    I pull up next to the car, it's right side is sitting really low. I roll down the passenger window and and the lady rolls down her's. I ask, "Do you need some help??" She replies, "I have no idea what happened." I don't think she even got out of the car. I calmly say back to her, "It looks like your wheel fell off." She gives a blank stare. So I ask again, "Do you need some help putting a spare on??" "No, my boyfriend lives nearby but he's not answering his phone." "Are you sure??" "Yeah, I think I can get ahold of him." I try not to laugh, but she's pretty out of it. I bid her good night, and turned around hoping she didn't see me trying not to smile.

    It was a newer Mazda 3. I think she just had snow tires put on or something because it just snowed here. She must have made it pretty far without a wheel, because it was really far away from her car. Even before that she must have felt the vibration of the loose wheel. I wonder how much damage she did... LOL...

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    WOW, talk about situational awareness...

    Good on you for trying to help the strange stoned girl. :lol:

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    It wasn't exactly on the side of the road...rather in an Autozone parking lot. Started with a broken brake master in a '04 mazda tribute (?)...11 hours later I finished putting in a new alternator. That was my good deed for the year.

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    A while ago I was at a Petrol Station and a ladies car wasn't starting. I always carry leads with and I offered to give her a boost. She was most grateful and we both went on our way.

    Several weeks later I was trying to start my car out front of my own place and to no avail, battery was just on it's way out. I had the bonnet open and then a car pulls up. Offers assistance because "someone helped me out a wee while ago so I figured I would do the same"

    Turns out that someone was me. I'd cut my hair and so she didn't recognise me at first :lol: I didn't recognise her really at all, I barely pay attention to people. I remembered her car but she was in a different one this time, as was I.

    Generally though, yeah, I help out. I used to be a tow truck driver and also worked for roadside assist, essentially the call-out guys for new cars, insurance things, etc. So am used to doing it anyway, just carried on doing it without being paid :lol:

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    Sure... I think a good deed will be rewarded, someday.

    When I had my 87 Mazda 626LX hatchback( gee, don't see any of those around anymore)... I was driving down the road and saw this kid on the side, under the hood of his Jetta. I pulled over and asked what was wrong, and he said his car just sputtered. I looked around for him... and noticed his alternator belt snapped in two. So I jumped started his car for him... we had to do this every few miles(like 5 times), because the alt couldn't hold a good charge without the belt. This kid lived pretty far too. lol

    He offered to pay me,when we finally got the Jetta to his house, but I told him to put it toward fixing his car.

    Now, on the flip side... yesterday when I was coming off the highway exit, there was some kind of Korean car(Hyundai or Kia??) at the top of the offramp. It was smashed against the guardrail... and the dude was still sitting in it. He looked like he was dazed or drunk. The car was steaming pretty good. I noticed a few people walking towards the guy's car.

    I woulda stopped, but I had an appointment to go to... plus my car's not insured. lol So not gonna get my self in trouble for helping a stranger... or a possible drunk driver, for that matter. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    I woulda stopped, but I had an appointment to go to... plus my car's not insured. lol So not gonna get my self in trouble for helping a stranger... or a possible drunk driver, for that matter. :?
    Go get insured, dude. Minimum coverage. Anything. Trust me, it's not good to get caught without insurance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    I woulda stopped, but I had an appointment to go to... plus my car's not insured. lol So not gonna get my self in trouble for helping a stranger... or a possible drunk driver, for that matter. :?
    Go get insured, dude. Minimum coverage. Anything. Trust me, it's not good to get caught without insurance...
    You're exactly right, Camshaft. I just gotta pay an old excise tax and 2 parking tickets... all dating back to 1997, and I can insure it.

    I only use the car to go to my therapist appointments, but yeah, that is no excuse. Why risk another suspension and also, why chance getting my S12 impounded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    I woulda stopped, but I had an appointment to go to... plus my car's not insured. lol So not gonna get my self in trouble for helping a stranger... or a possible drunk driver, for that matter. :?
    Go get insured, dude. Minimum coverage. Anything. Trust me, it's not good to get caught without insurance...
    You're exactly right, Camshaft. I just gotta pay an old excise tax and 2 parking tickets... all dating back to 1997, and I can insure it.

    I only use the car to go to my therapist appointments, but yeah, that is no excuse. Why risk another suspension and also, why chance getting my S12 impounded?
    No worries. Let me know when you're ready and I might be able to put you in touch with someone who could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    I woulda stopped, but I had an appointment to go to... plus my car's not insured. lol So not gonna get my self in trouble for helping a stranger... or a possible drunk driver, for that matter. :?
    Go get insured, dude. Minimum coverage. Anything. Trust me, it's not good to get caught without insurance...
    You're exactly right, Camshaft. I just gotta pay an old excise tax and 2 parking tickets... all dating back to 1997, and I can insure it.

    I only use the car to go to my therapist appointments, but yeah, that is no excuse. Why risk another suspension and also, why chance getting my S12 impounded?
    No worries. Let me know when you're ready and I might be able to put you in touch with someone who could help.
    Thanks. Is your friend a lawyer or insurance agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by KresSlyda180
    I woulda stopped, but I had an appointment to go to... plus my car's not insured. lol So not gonna get my self in trouble for helping a stranger... or a possible drunk driver, for that matter. :?
    Go get insured, dude. Minimum coverage. Anything. Trust me, it's not good to get caught without insurance...
    You're exactly right, Camshaft. I just gotta pay an old excise tax and 2 parking tickets... all dating back to 1997, and I can insure it.

    I only use the car to go to my therapist appointments, but yeah, that is no excuse. Why risk another suspension and also, why chance getting my S12 impounded?
    No worries. Let me know when you're ready and I might be able to put you in touch with someone who could help.
    Thanks. Is your friend a lawyer or insurance agent?
    I work for an insurance company, and I have a lot of friends here.

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