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Old 11-06-2008   #16
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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

I drove over to a friend's house and jacked her car up and changed her wheel as she didn't know how. Typically I had just finished when a fella passing by offered to assist.

I wouldn't normally stop to offer assistance if I'm on my own (just in case).
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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

Being female I tend not to stop due to safety reasons. Although I have stopped when I saw a recently smashed up car on the other side of the road with a woman sitting there and no-one around for miles last year. Scared the life out of me. Was there half way through dialling 999 when she moved
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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

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Being female I tend not to stop due to safety reasons. Although I have stopped when I saw a recently smashed up car on the other side of the road with a woman sitting there and no-one around for miles last year. Scared the life out of me. Was there half way through dialling 999 when she moved

DING I wouldn't put myself at risk. I would generally help in an accident if it was required.

I've helped the odd neighbour out before, but generally i'd be unlikely to stop if i saw a car broken down. Thats what the AA etc is for i guess.
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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

I only help neighbours or if there been an accident.

Not helped any of my new neighbours yet. I would feel wrong if I was first on scene at an accident and didnt offer any help.
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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

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if I was first on scene at an accident and didnt offer any help.
That is pretty ironic - aren't you usually the first on the scene anyway, being the actual accident in question
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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

If its an accident, then by law you have to stop i believe.
But if its a breakdown it depends on the situation I guess. My days are over of carrying "a just in case" toolbox around anyway. (back in the days of my old Alfas!)

Neighbours I am more than happy to help. especially if they are fit
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If its an accident, then by law you have to stop i believe.
There's no legal obligation to stop and help and in some cases helping may actually do more harm than good. If in doubt, just be the one who makes the call to alert the emergency services

If you are involved in an accident there's a legal obligation to exchange details at the scene, but that's something slightly different.

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There's no legal obligation to stop and help and in some cases helping may actually do more harm than good. If in doubt, just be the one who makes the call to alert the emergency services

If you are involved in an accident there's a legal obligation to exchange details at the scene, but that's something slightly different.

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Re: Stopping to help another motorist?

I generally stop if it's safe to do so. Especially if I see somebody pushing a car or changing a wheel.

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That is pretty ironic - aren't you usually the first on the scene anyway, being the actual accident in question


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If its an accident, then by law you have to stop i believe.
Only if your involved in it, not if your a passer by.
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