Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”

Another practice which can be dangerous and unsafe, although very admirable, is being a good Samaritan. It’s natural to want to stop and help someone, but you can be endangering your life. It could be a setup for a robbery, rape, or other assault. Odds are it isn’t such a scam, but such things are hardly rare. There are some very bad people in the world, and things like that happen every day. Even if they mean you no harm, being on the side of a road with traffic is dangerous in and of itself – especially on freeways. Don’t ever stop to help someone on a freeway, period. Call someone for help.

If you stop, you run a very high risk of being hit and probably killed. It’s natural to want to help, but don’t risk getting hurt. Call professionals who are trained for these situations. Likewise, if you ever break down, it’s safest to stay in your car and call for help. If you’re on a freeway, it may be advisable to exit on the passenger side and get away from danger. Otherwise, stay in the car. People look for these situations to prey on victims, so play it safe.

SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:

Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips