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Old 25th June 2008, 15:07   #1
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Default India comes home in a Maruti: Giving lifts to strangers on the highway

While the recent Maruti ad showing a person giving a lift to a stranger on a highway because the stranger "has to be home for Diwali" is all nice and senti etc., how many of us would give a lift to a stranger on a highway?

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Old 25th June 2008, 15:13   #2
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Lift on Highway - No Way.
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Old 25th June 2008, 15:15   #3
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Lift to a stranger on a highway? No way unless a family with kids is stranded on highway due to car failure or something like that.
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NO, rare exceptions.
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No way. Especially after seeing RGV's Road many years ago.
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Recently on a road trip in Ireland, my friend offered lift to a guy on a remote country road. The rest of the whole trip I sat in the front seat facing the guy in the back making small talk. The actual reason was I could NOT sit relaxed facing the windscreen after he got in..
My Irish friend who was driving was surprised when I told him not to do that again.And moreover the hitchhiker was drunk,not drunk drunk,but smelly drunk.But then it is Ireland.Drunk is not the right word.
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No. Never. Not on the highway and not even on the roads. Heard of enough car-jacking incidents, especially near my place.
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No but with exceptions.

Only one instance so far, I gave lift to a Reliance Pump Employee from Ichchapuram to Berhampur BP (about 17km) during my Kolkata drive.

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No way. It is actually one sort of Non legal or self made rule that one is not suppossed to give lift to anyone. I would rather wait and try to help someone standard on the highway because of the problem in their vehicle, but not lift.



O.T. but then what happens in Anaconda when a they give a lift to others, Road ( used to launch Safari ) is another movie that sets example.
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Same here. Absolutely no lifts to strangers hitch hiking on the highway! As for stranded family with kids on a highway, can be an exception.

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...unless a family with kids is stranded on highway due to car failure or something like that.
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Old 25th June 2008, 15:27   #11
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Not on the highway ever. My answer would have been 'May be' if the question was related to driving within the city
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In case of accident and some other special cases like old age ,then we can , else no lift on highway.
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My answer is mostly NO. The only exceptions I have ever made are police constables - all of them have always requested very politely and thanked profusely at the end of their journey.
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Mummy told me not to talk to strangers. I have extended that rule to giving lifts. Not just highways, even on city streets. Strict no-no. If its a pretty young girl, maybe.....
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I did, to a couple with a few month's old sleeping baby on tow, but it wasn't a highway as such, enroute Anshi from Dandeli. The car broke down, their driver was left to take care of it, and we dropped them home in Ulupi taking a detour of 5kms.

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