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April 22, 2005

Those Vancouver police are right on top of safety issues.

Here's the headline: "Police caution against lying in the road."

And since it's short, here's the whole story, in case you're too lazy to click:

VANCOUVER: Police in a Vancouver suburb have issued an unusual warning to drivers: If you run out of fuel, do not lay down on the road to get assistance.

Police were alerted to a man's body laying along the Trans Canada Highway in the predawn darkness only to discover he was "quite alive", but that his car had run out of gas and he "wanted to attract someone's attention".

"Guess it worked, but police don't really recommend this method," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Burnaby, British Columbia, said in a press release.

The man's car was towed, but no charges were filed.

Link via Dave.

Posted by Dan at April 22, 2005 08:55 AM

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Comments

Had he been hit, we would have had this years Darwin Awards winner.

Posted by: Kimm at April 22, 2005 12:03 PM

This actually happened to me last fall. I'm driving down the road around midnight and there's a kid lying in the other lane of the road. I thought for sure he was hit. I stop and it's three teenagers who were ditched by their friends on this somewhat out of the way stretch of road. I gave them a ride to their trailer park figuring it might save a life. Yeesh!

Posted by: Ralph at April 25, 2005 08:34 AM

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