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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #61
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People are way too wrapped up in politically correct legality bullshit these days. Whatever happened to just doing something nice for another?

If someone is off the road and I think it was an honest mistake and not them driving like a dumbass, I will help to pull them out.

But if you are driving 70, in a snow storm, passing everything on the road including me. I will roll down the window so you can hear me laugh as you watch that winch and hook pass you by.
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People are way too wrapped up in politically correct legality bullshit these days. Whatever happened to just doing something nice for another?

If someone is off the road and I think it was an honest mistake and not them driving like a dumbass, I will help to pull them out.
Because there are too many dumbfucks with jacked up pickups and a chain that aren't smart enough to do it safely.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #63
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I've pulled many people out of ditches in the past, and could have made a few bucks doing it yesterday but chose not to. I don't like laying in the snow anymore.

But I can't remember ever pulling someone out of a ditch that it didn't require me blocking the road to get them out.
I always turn on the flasher (plow truck) while doing it and have never had a problem, but I also don't remember any police driving by. Just got lucky I guess.
quit endangering the lives of other motorists by help others and being a good citizen Stan. Again you keep proving how selfish you are
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #64
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Because there are too many dumbfucks with jacked up pickups and a chain that aren't smart enough to do it safely.

But it is not illegal
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #65
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Because there are too many dumbfucks with jacked up pickups and a chain that aren't smart enough to do it safely.
Are you the tow police or something?

Who gives a shit what other people do? As long as it isn't your tow rig or your car being pulled out, why do you care?

Part of driving is being prepared. For me that's driving a 4wd vehicle and having the proper recovery equipment. If someones little car gets stuck and they aren't smart enough to realize the person towing them out isn't doing it properly it's their own damn fault. Buy a vehicle that's good in the snow, learn how to drive, and gain some knowledge in proper vehicle recovery. It isn't rocket science.
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But if you are driving 70, in a snow storm, passing everything on the road including me. I will roll down the window so you can hear me laugh as you watch that winch and hook pass you by.
Fully agreed.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #67
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Back in the late 90's in Kalamazoo i was pulling someone out, and a cop pulled up and made me stop because i wasn't a licensed vehicle.

That being said in the same time frame i also pulled people out of the median on 131 without a problem.


I take this approach, if it's right near my house or a friend i'll go ahead and do it.
if it's a stranger with all the sue happy people in the world (and the fact i got pulled over 3 times in the span of 8 miles a few weeks ago) i'll pass.

Obviously if it's life or death (i.e. being stuck in a snowbank overnight) i'm going to get them out of there.
But i'm not going to do so by wrapping a strap around a bumper, mirror, wiper blade or door handle because there isn't a proper recovery point.
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All cars have a proper recovery point you just need the right tools to use them.

These frame hooks lock into the frame slots for recovery, or just use the big J-hook.


This is a really sweet idea! Too bad people don't read their owners manuals.

Not sure about the legality of it but I have seen tickets issued to people who were being "good samaritans".
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All cars have a proper recovery point you just need the right tools to use them.

These frame hooks lock into the frame slots for recovery, or just use the big J-hook.


This is a really sweet idea! Too bad people don't read their owners manuals.

Not sure about the legality of it but I have seen tickets issued to people who were being "good samaritans".
Cars that use these....

Most times have no where to hook these.

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Question What is with big rigs getting stuck!

This snowfall I have never seen so many tractor/trailers stuck in what appeared to be mild amounts of snow at intersections and michigan left turns. I seen quite a bit of this along Davison rd. and 8mile yesterday. These guys were just sitting there spinning there tires going nowhere
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Most times have no where to hook these.


As far as I have seen used in the field, those are meant to be used for tie down not recovery.
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I use those to recover all the time. I hava a strap that has one of those on the ends and a reinforced loop on the other end. Designed specifically for recovery use. There is nothing wrong with that. If I have a really hard pull, then I usually dig a spot to throw a J, but on some vehicals and some situations it is easier and faster to use the clusters.
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Lets throw this into the trash fest too.

I find it easier to find a spot to hook on Imports than i do domestics. Is this Because they are better engineered, get stuck more often, or are sold in other parts of the world where customers want such little details? or all of the above.
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Actually I have found that high end cars, Audi's, BMW, lexus, cadillacs ect. are more of a PIA to dig outta ditches and snow banks than more mid to low range cars. this mainly being because of their sub frames are alot further under the car, lower tothe ground, and not "tow'er" friendly.
I keep this in my truck to make things easier.

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Old December 20th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #75
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Lets throw this into the trash fest too.

I find it easier to find a spot to hook on Imports than i do domestics. Is this Because they are better engineered, get stuck more often, or are sold in other parts of the world where customers want such little details? or all of the above.
They break down and get stuck more often
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What I normally do is make the other person decide where they want to hook up to on their car so its kinda on them where things may break. Don't get me wrong, I check to make sure I feel good about the spot too but is something gets bent or broke they chose the spot and not me.
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Right on, he is right. Cops can give you a ticket if you are not licensed and don't have all the shiny lights. Now if you do this on a main road it's different then if you just help a neighbor in a sub where the chance of someone crashing into you are much less, thus less chance of cops ticketing you. Oh and yeah you are liable for any damages to the stuck car. So IMO it's not worth the trouble to "help" people because it will only get you in trouble. I don't pull people out anymore unless it's an easy straight pull where nothing will get damaged and/or it's on a small neighborhood street or a parking lot.


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1) It is illegal for you to pull people out on a public street, unless your a licensed tow truck with proper emergency lights
2) is something were to break, or be broken during the recovery they could sue your ass
3) If you were a proper recovery vehicle (tow truck) you would have the J- hooks to be able to hook into the frame and recover the vehicle properly



I know your trying to help, but remember the above when doing so.
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My wife pulled 3 people out with her tahoe on friday
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Right on, he is right. Cops can give you a ticket if you are not licensed and don't have all the shiny lights.
Er, uh, you missed the part where nobody can find where this is codified by law, right?

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I have been looking also. I called the MSP Richmond post and he said that it is not illegal as long as there is not an accident.
Which I take to mean investigation/impound.
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Actually I have found that high end cars, Audi's, BMW, lexus, cadillacs ect. are more of a PIA to dig outta ditches and snow banks than more mid to low range cars.
Yup.

I pulled a guy out last year in one of the new Caddy coupes. I looked around a bit, didn't see anything I liked, handed him a shovel and told him to start digging. Finally found a good spot for a J hook.
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