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Old 02-17-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Yes I would, and have done many times. Good Karma.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

I have done it in the past, many times. It depends on a lot of things. Mostly what the situation looks like. If I see them talking on the phone and we are somewhere near civilization I don't usually stop. If there are kids involved, probably. With mumsywumsy along, I'm not sure anymore, maybe if she covers me with a gun.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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I would have to go with my gut feeling, if I see smoke, or a flat tire, something the shows theres a break down, if something looked a bit out of place I wouldnt stop, If I did stop I may not get out but offer to call for help, Its a hard choice nowadays with all the wackos out there. If it was a skoolie would I stop? Im sure I would be there to help, thats where it would be nice to have a little skoolie.net sticker on the back of our buses to help show each other we are 1 of the good guys
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

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I have done it in the past, many times. It depends on a lot of things. Mostly what the situation looks like. If I see them talking on the phone and we are somewhere near civilization I don't usually stop. If there are kids involved, probably. With mumsywumsy along, I'm not sure anymore, maybe if she covers me with a gun.
Same here but.......

Well?????? I used to stop,

But after some recent events here lately in Tennessee I don't think I'll be stopping any more.....
This young man, in his twenties stopped because he saw a vehicle on the side of the interstate,
on an exit ramp to offer assistance like any (most) people in this neck of the woods would do...
Turned out they (the guys in the broken down vehicle) where waiting for someone to stop and help.
They beat him up, robbed him, and left him there at the side of the road... Took his wallet, and cell phone.
When he came to he tried to drive home or to a hospital (no one really knows) but when he was found
he had made it to his exit (105, I-24) here in Manchester but had ran off the road.
They found him dead sitting in his car.
What really happen we still do not know but the story is as told.
According to the newspaper the police figure it was some people traveling thru and just pulled over to wait on their next victim.
So be careful out there, you never know what you can run into...
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

I am not sure if this is ment to be on the bus level or not but having been on both sides of the fence with being broke down and needing help and helping others.

As said here I try to as much as I can. Not saying I can every time but I do when I can. I try to pay things forward and give more than I take. I think if everyone in the world did that same very thing (give more than they take) it would be a much better place.

When I help people with troubles on the side of the road I always tell them....I am trying to do this so that when and if my wife and kids were ever in that same place someone would safely help them.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

Probably not given the way things are nowadays. BUT we would call the police to let them know about the motorist. I have been broke down on the side of the road. Both times in Chattanooga. They have (or had) a truck that did nothing but run up and down the interstates. Their job was to help motorists. They were capable of working on the big highway coach engines too. Nice guy. He got a nice tip from us.

As for the "stranded motorist" at a rest stop, gas station, restaurant, etc. Nope. Had too many of them ask me for money that were dressed better than me, drove a better car than me, wore lots of expensive jewelry (I don't even wear my wedding ring anymore) and was attached to an expensive cell phone.

BTW, I am also very careful about accepting any help from strangers too. There's a reason the are called "stranger".

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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

When I bought my bus in TN, I drove back across I40. While driving thru NM, I passed a pickup on the side of the freeway. About a mile later I saw two women walking on the freeway. I had just passed them and while looking ahead I could see it was miles before the next exit. I stopped and backed up. I asked them if that was their pickup which it was. I offered them a ride to the next exit. They accepted. It was at least 4 miles to the exit and hot as hell outside. I felt bad for them. They had walked a mile and no one stopped to offer them assistance. Anyways, I dropped them off at a gas station.

Normally I don't stop because of all the possible scenarios that you hear about on the news but I always call the highway patrol if I see someone stranded. Too many shitty people out there. I know Grey Eagle was wondering what kind of nut bag he was picking up from the airport when I went to pick up my bus.
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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

Makes you kind wonder about the nice friendly RVers who picked up the couple who ended up killing them and setting the RV on fire last summer wasn't it? Sorry, I still will call someone on the cell phone. PC or not, I'm not risking my life picking up some nut case. As far as I'm concerned there are some things that are worse than death. And I no longer accept rides from strangers either. Learned that one in an incident that will live with me forever.
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Re: Would you help a stranded motorist?

I carry enough tools in the trunk of my car to do a headgasket on most cars in any given case and have the knowledge on how to do so. That said, a waterpump on a 3.1 GM is the farthest I've actually gone on the side of the highway (a 15 minute job), but I make a habit of always stopping to help those I can. Often times I'm turned down (apparently people are scared of good Samaritans.). That said, I am also generally well armed and not\ the kind of person that gets caught off guard or in compromising situations.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:35 AM   #10
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Never help, never stop, do not get involved in any way, shape, or form under any circumstances. Just keep going. Not worth the risk.
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