A Cell Number That Could Save Your Life!
Has anyone ever followed you while you were driving? I can think of a couple of times that I was seriously sure that someone was tailing me. At the last turn of my trip -- at the point that I had decided I was going to drive past my destination so as to end the 'hot pursuit' -- the tailer, if you will, turned off and I was safe once again!
Well, a friend of mine just sent me a forwarded e-mail that makes a whole lot of sense, and could save you and I from ever getting into a real jam, if in fact someone is truly pursuing you or me.
Here's the full story, but FIRST, make sure you save this number in your cell phone: 112.
It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED 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 or police station.
Lauren 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. 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 cell phone service representative -- 112 is a direct link to State trooper info. You may want to Send this to every woman (and man) you know; it may save a life.
This applies to ALL 50 states
1. snopes.com: Cellphone 112 Emergency ..
Will dialing 112 connect you with an emergency call center when your cell phone has no signal?
...Claim: Even when your cell phone signal is blocked, dialing 112 will connect you with an emergency call center. Example: [Collected on the Internet,...
...your mobile phone has no signal (so even if you were in a tunnel) if you dial 112 it diverts to a satellite signal and puts you through to the 999 call...
...The global mobile emergency number, 112, is "special" in the sense that (unlike other local emergency numbers, such as 999) it will use any tower your...
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:18:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/science/mobile.asp