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By blonde - / Wednesday 29 September 2010 07:08 / Australia
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37: A lot of PDs won't do lockouts for liability reasons. You can damage a car pretty easily sometimes.  36: I believe if the car is either a tricky make or is in a particularly dangerous area, some tow companies won't do lockouts. In the former case, they'll take it to a garage; in the latter, they'll move it to a safer location first. If it's up to the driver's discretion, they'll likely tow it, since it's a commission-based job and it's safer for them to move it anyhow. 

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  _TONGAN_  |  5

dude your suppose to stare at accidents and keep driving...unless you saw it just happened and someone is stuck in a burning vehicle!! but other than that just smile and drive...or maybe not smile...but just drive damn!

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  Kimitte  |  1

Yep, yesterday I stressed to my friend to be careful not to bust her head open while she goes rock climbing. I even helped her be safe, and I end up busting my head open.. OH WELL..Good deeds do always backfire.

By  lionandthelamb61  |  9

I'm gonna say YDI because for you to have locked your keys in your car, you would have had to lock it once you got out of it to offer your assistance, and shame on you for thinking that either one of the crash victims was going to jack your shit or someone was going to pull over on the highway next to a car wreck and do so. However, FYL because it's a fucked up world and after hearing some of the stories on this sight, someone just might have.

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On the contrary, I believe that if I was in the OP's situation, I would have abandoned all routine and focused solely on the victims of the car crash. Meaning that I wouldn't have remembered to lock my doors unless I had a conscious reason to do so...I probably wouldn't have even shut off my car before attempting to provide my aid. However, that's just me and I think the situation could have adhered to either one of our interpretations.

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  davekron  |  0

Only select companies are allowed to tow on highways. Dunno how it works where you are but most countries own highways and corrupted contracts for extra money is what they do.

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  Zebidee  |  8

Exactly! I can't imagine a more inaccurately named service than 'Roadside Assist' that won't assist at the side of a road! Usefulness fail.

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  Zebidee  |  8

Hang on! I just realised OP is from NSW, Australia, which is my home State! In that case, I'm highly dubious about this story - no roadside assistance organisation that I've ever come across has any restrictions like this, and furthermore, I've seen cars being fixed on the freeways by the NRMA vans (our equivalent to AAA or whatever). Either OP is currently somewhere else, or they genuinely DO have some sort of crappy service no sensible person would sign up for.

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  Zebidee  |  8

Ah, that makes sense (and is one of the few scenarios that does). I can't imagine signing up for a service that worked the way OP described, and besides, NRMA is hardly the most expensive service in the world.

By  catriona_cd  |  0

gday blonde. i would change to the nrma as i have seen them on near every freeway and toll way we have. including m4, m5, m7, f3, f2, great western, princes and pacific, oh and the newel and new england :D but hey, great that you stopped.. oh forgot the hume hwy when i broke down lol

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