Would you have stopped?

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  1. 08silverado3500hd

    08silverado3500hd New Member

    Looking for opinions. So I am driving to work at 5:30 this morning on snow and ice covered roads of WV when a black Prius comes up behind me and rides my bumper for several miles. I am in four wheel drive doing a steady 35 mph with no troubles. Come up on a long straight and the Prius pulls out to pass so I let off the throttle to let him pass figuring at least he won't be on my bumper any longer. He blows the horn as he passes and then the SOB cuts back in too soon and I have to hit the brakes to save my front bumper so then off course my truck is sliding sideways. After my truck recovers I look up the road and see him still fishtailing finally doing a 180 and puts it off in the side ditch. I am usually a very [FONT=&quot]courteous driver and stop to lend a hand when I can but this morning it looked like he was ok so I just kept on driving and blew the horn[/FONT] as I passed to return the favor. After arriving a work starting thinking that I really should have stopped - hindsight is 20/20.

    Would you have stopped?
  2. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    Hell no. Let the sob sit in timeout (ditch) and think about his stupidity
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    I probably would have stopped to make sure the guy was ok. (Dependent on traffic conditions and if it is safe to stop) Then I would have said, "I usually pull people out for free. (I don't) But, since you cut me off and almost put me in a ditch, it will be $100 or you can wait fora tow truck. I take cash, you should have a wallet full since you get 50 mpg"
  4. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car New Member

    I would not have stopped, he can sit there and learn his lesson not to mess around in the snow. I've been in my fair share of ditches from being an idiot. Almost slid off a cliff on 250 heading up to Elkins WV last winter when I had my lancer.

    Note to self: when its snowing out, STAY OFF 250. They decided not to plow it or salt it that day.
  5. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    In that situation, I would have slowed, rolled down my window, said a few choice words then went on my way. Screw that guy. he got what he deserved driving like he was in icy conditions.
  6. jsmith4816

    jsmith4816 New Member

    I would have, then said karmas a bi*** isnt she
  7. no i would not have stop. serves him right.
  8. E_HILLMAN

    E_HILLMAN New Member

    I would have done the slooow roll by with my window down. My eyes making sure he is ok but my body language and mouf laughing all the way...
  9. poncho62

    poncho62 Member

    If it was a good looking girl, I may stop........OK, I would.....LOL

    That guy....not a chance.
  10. the phantom

    the phantom New Member

    I might have pulled him out depending on if I had the time or not. But I would have had to hear what he had to say before I said anything to him first. I definitely would have been laughing as long as he wasnt hurt. well maybe depending on how hurt.:lol:Weve all been young and dumb.. Also he may have had a good reason to be going fast like if hes late one more time hes fired.:sleep: Well Not a good reason but you know what I mean.
  11. summitwhite11

    summitwhite11 New Member

    He would be sitting there thinking about his situation and how he got into it. ya cant fix stupid.
  12. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    If I havnt said it before its out there now, Im a jerk, I'd have stopped long enought to laugh at the idiot.
  13. zuki82

    zuki82 New Member

    HAAA-HAAA-HAAAA! Oh yeah! Window down, finger in the air!!!!
  14. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

    I would have stopped rolled down the window laughing... saying that was awesome... could you do it again...:)
  15. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    I've been doing some thinking about the situation and I can't get the thought out of my head "what if this guy had a family emergency?" I've done my fair share of wreck less driving in sketchy conditions. My mom wound up in the hospital a few winters ago and I was flying to the hospital in my s10 rally/drift style without a second thought about going around corners sideways at 3am. Thankfully there was no traffic because I would've put a lot of people in harms way. You can bet your last dollar that there is no pride being expressed for my actions. Simply stating a situation he may have unfortunately been in. I hope not.
  16. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    If he was Ok no way I would have stopped. Hurt or not able to get out ... That's a different subject. Either way I take the fireman's Creed. Don't help unless youre sure that you are safe yourself.
  17. Jrod89

    Jrod89 New Member

    I can't lie. I'd have stopped long enough to see who was in the car... Then I would have either pulled over or gone on!
  18. Drake_korthos

    Drake_korthos New Member

    Safety is paramount. I'd at least stop to make sure they were ok. Then it'd depend on how much time I had on what I'd do. I could either stop close by and offer to help them out (take the high road), but I'm not the good of a person. My other option would be to see if they're willing to apologies for their crap behavior for me to pull them out, if not then they can kick rocks and wait for the tow truck.
    The fact that they cut ya off and hit THEIR brakes tells me they didn't have an emergency if they had time for that, so I wouldn't be overly sympathetic towards em.
  19. Guardrail

    Guardrail New Member

    No! And I would have done more than blow the horn.

    ( I wouldn't stop just because he was driving a Prius.)
  20. jake's silverado

    jake's silverado New Member

    So I'm with [MENTION=54154]the phantom[/MENTION]. I just hope I would be calm enough to do that...(not pissing myself laughing that is!)

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