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Yes 1 0.85%
No 83 70.34%
Maybe 34 28.81%
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Old 25th June 2008, 15:47   #16
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You never know if the hitchhiker is the member of a terror group and you get picked up by the cops one fine day ..


Jokes apart i don't potentially wanna get shot in the head..
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Old 25th June 2008, 16:09   #17
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Had done it only once, was a family travelling from Delhi to Lucknow & their Sierra had broken a front axle in the middle of nowhere. So offered the gentleman a lift till the nearest TATA service centre which was 15kms. away so he could get the mechanic & parts.

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And moreover the hitchhiker was drunk,not drunk drunk,but smelly drunk.But then it is Ireland.Drunk is not the right word.
He wasn't drunk, he was just a normal Irishman!

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Old 25th June 2008, 16:18   #18
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NO (maybe some rare exceptions, as mentioned above by others)
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Old 25th June 2008, 16:40   #19
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No.

My policy,

Do not ask for a lift from a stranger, do not give a lift to a stranger.

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Old 25th June 2008, 16:40   #20
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No 99% of the time.
Although I admit I have given lift to a Guy from binsar to some small village.
He approached my car badly bleeding. Had fallen down a mountainside or something.
I just could not refuse, but during the entire 20 minutes I expected him to whip out a knife or soemthing
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Old 25th June 2008, 16:44   #21
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No, but I would stop if a family is stranded on the highway.
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Old 25th June 2008, 16:47   #22
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mostly NO, but there are exceptions such as a stranded family, or a old couple etc etc
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Old 25th June 2008, 16:49   #23
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A friend of mine had this bitter experience in Hyderabad. He gave a lift to a school kid, in the city. Unfortunately met with an accident and the kid was hurt bad. The kid's father sued my friend in the court for causing permanent disablity to his child and actually won the case.

I have voted NO. I will never ever give a lift to any stranger. Location, age, sex will not be considered. If I do not know you, I am not stopping. Sorry.

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Old 25th June 2008, 17:01   #24
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I have voted "maybe" depending on the situation. If its something serious like any accident prone victims needing attention, ofcourse TeamBhpian having a vehicle breakdown displaying BOLD TBHP POSTER .
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:04   #25
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What if you see someone holding up a placard saying "I am on Team Bhp my id is ...... Need a lift"? Would you stop then?


Edit:VJ MAverick beat me to it.
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:06   #26
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No way on highway not at all.
May be in city.
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:11   #27
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Quote:
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No, but I would stop if a family is stranded on the highway.
same here except
...for Sam Kapasi (with or without The One)
...and SpeedZak
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:14   #28
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No, will not. If there were little kids and if it is a morning / afternoon, will have a second thought.
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:31   #29
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No way, unless there is a medical emergency and place of pickup is not islolated
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:33   #30
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No ways would I give a lift to a stranger. Simply awesome advert though! One of the best automotive ads I have seen in recent times.
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