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Thread: Important Safety Information When Driving

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    Some knew about the red light on cars, but not the *112.

    It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARK ED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren 's parents have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.


    Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called *112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

    Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

    I never knew about the *112 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe place.

    *Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell ** Mobility confirmed that *112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about *112.
    You may want to Send this to every

    woman (and man) you know; it may save a life.
    This applies to ALL 50 states



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    Thank you for this info. I'm sending it to both my daughters. I didn't know about *112.

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    Thank you for that info I am on the road alot by my self.
    Just knowing that makes me feel safe.

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    According to Wikipedia:

    112 (one-one-two) is the emergency telephone number in:
    the European Union member states,
    the Colombia (South America), and
    worldwide on GSM mobile networks and their more modern equivalents.
    In 1991, the European Union established 112 as the universal emergency number for all its member states. All EU countries have already implemented 112 and the number can be dialled free of charge from any telephone or any mobile phone. The GSM mobile phone standard designates 112 as an emergency number, so it will work on GSM phones even in North America where GSM system redirects emergency calls to 911 or Australia where emergency calls are redirected to 000. It is one of two numbers (the other being the region's own emergency number) that can be dialed on most GSM phones even if the phone is locked.
    The number is now regulated across the EU by the Universal Service Directive.[1]

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    That is good to know! I will always remember that! :) Thanks for sharing!

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