How many of you have had to call the police to help get out of a jam?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Labrador, May 4, 2021.

Have you ever had to call for police assistance to get out of a jam?

  1. Yes

    43.1%
  2. No

    56.9%
  1. Labrador

    Labrador Light Load Member

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    How many of you have had to call the police to help get out of a jam? Say you you have started a turn and realized you can't make it without hitting something, yet can't back up due to traffic, or some other issue? How often do you have to call for help form police on average? If police assist you, are you ticketed for obstruction of roadway or some other reason?
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Yes. Twice.
    Once for a low bridge.
    Once to back out of a driveway that was Once the entrance (with guard shack and everything) to a factory. And she was the most smokin hot cop I ever met.
     
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I have, some small town in Kentucky, and it was a mess. There was a problem with how to handle the jurisdiction of the two county sheriffs departments because I was half over the county line.

    finally one of them had the bright idea to take their own end of the truck and help out, one in front and one in rear.
     
  5. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    Not yet, but I have no doubt it will now happen very soon since I just said not yet.
     
  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Was Larry there? Get er' Done! Lol
     
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  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Add me as a yes. I got lost near Philly. Stopped dialed 911 and had a cop show me the way back to 95.
     
  8. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Not yet...I did get lost in some small town in PA but I was bobtailing. If I had a trailer I would have been screwed.
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Once.

    That’s when you learn to back in or walk in first.
     
  10. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Once, in St. Paul to make a U-turn when a bridge over I-94 was closed. I could have done it myself no problem but I'm pretty sure the company had an automatic termination policy for U-turns if they find out somehow.

    The second was a small town in Missouri that I missed the turn for the highway and had to get turned around again.

    I don't think the police mind helping you out. You might have to wait a little while for them to show up if they have more important things to do.
     
  11. CowboyTim

    CowboyTim Medium Load Member

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    Once, in Grand Rapids, MI. Missed my turn by one city block and turned instead onto a residential side street. Pulled over, called Police and apologized. No biggie.
     
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