March 16, 2004

Helping Drivers in Trouble

Comments I made recently in response to a question on assisting drivers in need appeared in an Ottawa Citizen article a few weeks ago, and the link is finally available to non-subscribers. I don't know how long it will be active, but I'll include it below.

The story was called Do I help? Or drive on by? by Susan Hickman.

I came across as a knight in shining armour, or at least a Boy Scout. Be prepared! Um, for those who don't know, that's not a lead into the rest of this post, it's a Boy Scout motto :-).

Reading my comments locked into black and white pixels on the screen made me squirm just a tish, for while it is true that I've helped many a driver in trouble, the bulk of those incidents were in what seem to have been more innocent days, in a more neighbourly place -- Saskatchewan in the 70s and early 80s.

While I did qualify my response somewhat, when I think about it now, I'd be very careful stopping my car and putting myself into possible danger.

That's sad, but that's life these days.

What's happening to us?

Posted by Paul at March 16, 2004 07:03 PM