Safety on the road.

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
May 21, 2007 5:21am CST
This can happen to anyone of us. Sometimes when you are driving and saw someone lying on the road, what would you do? Would you stop your car and try to see what you can do to help? Sometimes it is a genuine case where there is actually someone lying hurt but what if just a trick to get out of the car? Or do you stop if someone stop your car? I wont stop my car especially if I am alone.
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22 responses
• India
21 May 07
Hi ellie26. In such cases, I would definitely not stop the car in the first instance. but I would definitely slow down and try to get the exact situation. And in case the matter is serious and needs my attention, then I would try to help as far as I can.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Hi ranjeetkolarkar, I think the best way. Think safety first. Thanks for your response.
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@mexshyl (878)
• China
21 May 07
Hello, ellie26. If this happened to me, I'll stop my car probably to see whether he/she need my help. Like you mentioned, sometimes it maybe a trick which makes use of the generosity and kindness of human being. I think it's a disgusting action. We should get rid of this behavior.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Hello mexshyl, we cant really anybody nowadays. Thanks for your response.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
sorry, missing text, trust.
@mexshyl (878)
• China
22 May 07
Thank for your advice. Nowadays, we can't totally trust anybody. I'll be more cautious next time. Have a nice day! :)
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
21 May 07
Once, while travelling to a hill station (Kodaikanal) I saw a person lying on the road side with a froth in his mouth with symptoms of epilepsy. I kept the keys in his hands, and after gaining consciousness I gave mineral water and also some notes and proceeded further. When I took a break after 6-7 kms of journey, I learnt that guy earns his bread from highway travellers by acting like a epilepsy patient. Immediately, I rushed back to the spot and kicked that guy black and blue. I get wild at such cheaters.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
LOL. You are 'thoughtful' and 'cruel' at the same time. Cant stop myself laughing at what you have done to the poor 'victim'.
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• India
21 May 07
Hahaha..... Glad that you laughed. Infact everyone were laughing.
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• China
21 May 07
It is no number about stop driving when you see someone lying on the road.If in nigt,you are sigle,you had better not get out of your car.At time ,it is dangerous.Only when you are suitable situating situationt,think again and again ,stop your car. keeping in touch with me
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Ok. Thanks for your respond.
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Well, i am girl, for safety reason maybe i'll just slow down my car and check the case why there is someone lying on the street, but i will not go out of my car. IF seems totally an emergency and i can do something, maybe i will ask some help. There are cases that it just a trick made by syndicate to rob your car =( that's why i have to carefully check things out before making any decision.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Hello a_ce_e, as a girl, we should always be extra careful especially driving at night. You have a high safety cautious. thanks for your respond.
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• United States
25 May 07
I make it a point to keep my doors locked, and a knife and bat always in the car. I would slow to see if they needed help to be curteous, however if they tried to run at me i'd plow them down ( if they were trying to break into the car or hurt me). If my husband was with my he'd say, don't stop period!
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
25 May 07
Yes, I am also like you. I keep my car doors locked at all time even if the car is moving. Thanks for your response.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
21 May 07
In this day and age sadly enough I don't know. people do crazy stuff to hurt people. Normally if there is someone on the road and they look alright, I will call the Highway Patrol on my cell phone and give them them the mile marker that they are located at. I do'nt stop at all if my child is in the car. It is too dangerous now!
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Yes, I can understand what you mean. Thanks for your respond.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
21 May 07
Hello,ellie,I have not had any experience like that before,but I think i will not stop if i am driving alone at the night time,it may be very dangerous to stop because you will never know their intentions.I will consider them as drunk and just lay on the ground to take a rest.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Hello easy888, its better be safe than sorry. Thanks for your response.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
21 May 07
No, I will not stop the car. I cannot take the risk. We cannot trust any stranger. There are all possibilities of a cheating. Why take that risk? You may ask what if the case was genuine. To that my answer is that as far as I am not sure it is genuine, I will not tske the risk.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Hi abroji, I agree with you. Thanks for your respond.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
22 May 07
You are welcome ellie.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
25 May 07
Personally, I would stop, however I am a pretty big guy so I don't worry too much. Howver, I can certainly see why others would not stop, especially women. Unfortuantely the world has gotten too dangerous to do good deeds at times. cheers
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
25 May 07
Hi golfproo, sometimes instinct tells us to stop and give help. Thanks for your response.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
22 May 07
Honestly, no. I would call 911 on my cell and let them handle it or go to the nearest pay phone and call. If its a deserted area, I'd wait till I was in a more populated area. Sorry but there are too many freaks running loose these days. LIVE IN PEACE
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Sep 07
thank you... - thank you...
Thank you so much for Best Response!! I really enjoyed your discussion. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
21 May 07
I would be obligated to stop since I am first aid/cpr certified, but before I got out of my car, I would call 911. That way, if they were hurt or sick, someone would be on the way, and if I was in danger, then someone would be on their way.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Hi dlkuku, thanks for your respond.
• Philippines
24 May 07
No, I'm afraid for seeing that someone. I'll call the police officer.
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@skarp_01 (11)
• India
22 May 07
Many of the friends said that they would not stop the car.I agree that this a risky event. But sometimes the person on road really needs help.If that person was u..............what will u do!!!!!!!! oh! god please help me.I am dying please send someone to help me.In that time if no one stops the car.It is all fate the matters.
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@nandans (1161)
• India
22 May 07
Well, in my country, police will disturb you a lot even if you help someone lying that. There will be lots of question which will be difficult to answer so better way not to stop..
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@ewels04 (26)
• Philippines
21 May 07
It is a must to be very careful when it comes to road safety. I will only stop my car if I personally knew the person or to a traffic policeman. When it comes to helping supposed accident victims, I will only stop to help if I was the actual witness of it and knew what exactly happened.
@bindishah (2062)
• India
21 May 07
I would definitely not stop the car if I am alone. Coz it could be someone just faking it and I like to take every precaution I can. But if its during the day on a crowded road, Id probably stop and offer help.
@piyush31 (273)
• India
21 May 07
This situation is general for everyone bacause this accient is occoured after three or forth where situation is so critical or so normal through lots of people are duped in the account of accident . If I am travelling by car , as any accident is triggred then justify the situation and try to handle that thingh according to my capacity.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Although there is the possibility that they could be trying to trick someone into stopping, I guess maybe I am too trusting of a person. Where I live, we don't generally worry so much about that kind of thing, although maybe we should. I have a tendency to help those in need. Besides, it wasn't long ago when there was a hit and run not too far from my home. The man was apparently hit one night and was found lying along the roadside the following morning after being left there all night. I don't know how well drivers could see him as they drove past, but obviously nobody stopped.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
17 Aug 07
In case you are interested, I wrote a discussion about it http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/671508.aspx
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
23 Sep 07
If I am alone, I would make a call on my cell phone for 911. Especially if I am alone, I would probably try not to get out of my car unless it was quite obvious that it was an emergency such as a vehicle fire or if children were visible. Sometimes in this day and age, there are people that go to extremes to hurt people so it is very good to be cautious.