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If someone is broke down on the side of the road do you stop and help?

  1. mikielikie profile image67
    mikielikieposted 7 years ago

    If someone is broke down on the side of the road do you stop and help?

  2. saundhaus profile image56
    saundhausposted 7 years ago

    I doubt it because I would have passed them before I think about it.

  3. GetSmart profile image36
    GetSmartposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. Eve Foss profile image73
    Eve Fossposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. vashal profile image65
    vashalposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. LeisureLife profile image73
    LeisureLifeposted 7 years ago

    Honestly, it would depend on where exactly the "break down" was located...

  7. clintonb profile image59
    clintonbposted 7 years ago

    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.

  8. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    No, not in todays' world.  I would use my cell to call 911 for them, but I would not stop.

  9. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    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.

  10. mortgage-news profile image60
    mortgage-newsposted 7 years ago

    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.

  11. ChristineVianello profile image60
    ChristineVianelloposted 7 years ago

    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.

  12. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Only if they look sane and I have someone else with me.

  13. what_say_you profile image57
    what_say_youposted 7 years ago

    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!!!!

  14. Jangaplanet profile image79
    Jangaplanetposted 7 years ago

    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.

  15. nemanjaboskov profile image74
    nemanjaboskovposted 6 years ago

    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.