Way off topic -- Driver's illegal action = his good deed for the day

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    Way off topic -- Driver's illegal action = his good deed for the day

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    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Wonder if he "went" before or after he rescued her. And did he wash his hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Wonder if he "went" before or after he rescued her. And did he wash his hands?
    Nice work by the civilian! Pee on his hands? Hopefully he was taught not to pee on his hands...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Wonder if he "went" before or after he rescued her. And did he wash his hands?
    Due to my meds I sometimes do not have the option to wait until the next rest area, good on the LEO for not issuing a citation.
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    He did his good "deed" for the day. That is hilarious. And I am surprised the Trooper didn't write the ticket. Probably because he didn't witness it. VA Troopers are super professional but I think they get paid by the number of summonses they write.

    Maybe I should keep a copy of this in my car just in case. I can claim I am looking for stranded motorists with my special divining rod.

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    I bet she believes in cellphones now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    I bet she believes in cellphones now!
    Beat me to it CT.

    First thought I had is of the similarity to the anti-gunner who "doesn't believe in having guns" until he is a victim of a violent crime. I wonder if she has learned the value of having a cell-phone now, even if only for emergencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    I bet she believes in cellphones now!
    lol yup...
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    or she could be crazy and say "see! I don't need a cellphone, someone came to rescue me!"

    similarly to the ones who say "see! I didn't need a gun, I survived!"
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    She was very lucky to be found. What are the odds of someone just happening to stop to pee right where her car was?

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    FWIIW, although I carry a cell and suspect she might in the future, even if she had had a cell phone, it may not have helped.

    Cell phones work line-of-sight. The companies figure out where it is cost effective to put towers.

    Interstates, towns, top of hills = great coverage.

    Down in a hollow, around a turn, behind a hill = no coverage.

    I drive a lot of road where there is no coverage -- not just in the back-roads of the mountains, but hollows around Claytor Lake.

    Now this was up near Smith Mountain Lake, if I understand the article. They have some of the same terrain up that way.


    So, "down a steep, wooded embankment "????
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    Even in these modern times there is no guarantee that technology will save us. Last winter a man died after calling 911 several times over several days in a large city. Huge snow storm had made the streets in his hood impassable to fire & EMS. A few years ago a man died after crashing off an embankment in metro Hampton Roads, 64/264/664 interchange. He was found 6 months later by a road crew. Cell phone just out of reach, left no skid marks, no guard rail.

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    Isn't it legal if you step so far away from the road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    FWIIW, although I carry a cell and suspect she might in the future, even if she had had a cell phone, it may not have helped.

    Cell phones work line-of-sight. The companies figure out where it is cost effective to put towers.

    Interstates, towns, top of hills = great coverage.

    Down in a hollow, around a turn, behind a hill = no coverage.

    I drive a lot of road where there is no coverage -- not just in the back-roads of the mountains, but hollows around Claytor Lake.

    Now this was up near Smith Mountain Lake, if I understand the article. They have some of the same terrain up that way.


    So, "down a steep, wooded embankment "????
    Cellphones are not completely line of sight, or else you'd never get reception indoors, they not only have penetration power, they also have reflective power.
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    What struck me in the article was the comment by the gas station attendant saying that there were no restrooms for "Civilians" to use. Are gas station attendants part of some secret militia or branch of the military we don't know about?

    Good on the guy for his part in her rescue.
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