If someone is broke down on the side of the road do you stop and help?
I doubt it because I would have passed them before I think about it.
Definitely! My daughter and I actually changed an elderly woman's tire tonight while we were taking a walk. I know it can sometimes be dangerous, but so can a lot of things and I just can't stand the thought of leaving someone stranded.
Personally, no. When I was a teenager, I lived in a small, country town. Long story short, the local plumber was shot when he stopped to help a young woman broken down on the side of the road. She and her boyfriend (who had been hiding in the ditch) were on the run from another state.
But thanks to technology and my trusty cellphone, if the person looks stranded or panicky, I can always call for help and give the location.
I don't know anything about cars, really. If they're on their phone or have someone else helping I'll drive past, but otherwise I'll at least stop and make sure they have help on the way and let them use my phone if they need it.
Honestly, it would depend on where exactly the "break down" was located...
It would definately depend on when it happened. If I was running late for work, I couldn't stop.
And also if I think I could be of some assistance. I'm not very technical person.
No, not in todays' world. I would use my cell to call 911 for them, but I would not stop.
all the time. i live in canada and people get stuck in the winter or their vehicles slide off the road and i always try to stop if it is at all possible.
Depends on serious the breakdown, the time of day and the weather. I don't think it is one clear answer from anybody without factoring in those other variables.
I acutally do stop and help people that are on the side of the road. I am alittle too trusting though, I could get hurt one of these days, but I love to helkp people. I believe helping people is my mission in life. There actually was a time when I was on the side of the road and I needed help to change a tire. I asked a man to help me. He told me to go F. myself. I was so upset he said that to me, Ill never forget that.
Depending on the situation..it is so risky these days to stop and help someone. I would definitely call the police for them if it looked serious..and I may pull over and wait..but if my gut tells me there might be danger I will keep driving..especially at night or if I am alone. How many stories have you heard of people becoming the victim after trying to assist someone on the side of the road??? Too many!!!!
I always try to put myself into that persons shoes and then imagine how wonderful it is to have someone help out. Then i also imagine what if a family member is stranded on the road, i would hope someone helps them out also. I always try to help out anyone in need, i guess its just a reminder of what if i was in that situation.
This is a great question. We all like to think that we are good people, but most of us aren't that good in reality. However, we should always try to do everything we can to help those who are in trouble.
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