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post #1 of 12 Old 09-19-2011, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Do You Stop To Help Motorists?

Do you stop to assist motorists who are obviously stranded or vehicles on the shoulder with their flashers on, status unknown? Does it matter if it's day or night or if it's a motorcycle or another kind of vehicle?

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-19-2011, 06:40 PM
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Yes any and everytime I can safely stop even if only to offer to call a wrecker or loan tools.

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Depends on the situation. Unfortunately bad things happen to good people. I survey the situation before stopping. If there are a bunch of punks hanging around I just keep going.

If it's a bike in obvious need of help I will always stop.

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-19-2011, 08:17 PM
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The last two times that I slowed to stop, it was an Illinois motorcycle police officer with a radar gun. So I just waved and kept on going.
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Bikes yes even if I need to circle back.

Cars no unless it's a female type changing a tire or similar. I stopped one time for a couple of Mexican ladies with kids. After awhile they got through to me that the car needed a jump. Got my cables and got them going but never did communicate much!

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I stop whenever I can out here when it's safe, especially in the summer when temps often reach 120 on the freeways in the day. I stopped more when I drove my 96 XJ.

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Usually... like KLR4evr said, "Depends on the situation." My Jeep is set up with emergency lights including a Arrow Stick to get people to move in one direction or another so that helps make it safer traffic wise. For a damsel in distress - always (Chivalry is NOT dead!), old folks - for sure, anyone else - maybe. If it is dangerous for any of them (car died in traffic), I light them up like a Christmas tree and wait for whoever gets called for the rescue.

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-20-2011, 12:27 AM
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Most of the time yes, however common since prevails.

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post #9 of 12 Old 09-20-2011, 11:45 PM
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Sometimes....but....some years back on a ride to Colorado, my Wife and I stopped under an overpass to get out of the sun, off the bike and have some cigarettes.
We noticed a car a short distance away with the hood up, so we walked over to ask if we could help. The guy was outside, the woman inside the car, and after we asked him what the problem was, I could hear him whispering to his wife, "Roll up the windows, lock the doors".
Now, I'm a clean shaven, short-haired, 5-10, 170-pound guy (or was then). My late wife was an ex-model with nice teeth and a friendly smile.
I was on a Kaw and she on her Suzuki. Obviously, we were outlaws intent on rape and pillage...
So much for being the good samaritian...

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-21-2011, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bienhoabob View Post
The last two times that I slowed to stop, it was an Illinois motorcycle police officer with a radar gun. So I just waved and kept on going.
Dude, what wave did you use?

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