Starting Today, All Cars In Europe Can Call The Police Themselves

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  1. Minimalist

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveke...cars-in-europe-can-call-the-police-themselves
     
  2. mirimir

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    I guess that it depends where you are. In most of the EU, this is probably OK.

    But I recall advice from a friend in Mexico. After an accident, if you can, run away. Because once the police arrive, they will likely believe whoever has the whitest skin and/or the most money.
     
  3. RockLobster

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    Some years ago a friend of mine was driving home from work after a night shift, she fell asleep at the wheel, went off the road and down a slope where the car flipped multiple times and ended up in bushes that couldnt be seen from the road.
    She lay there with multiple severe injuries including a broken back, trapped by the car wreckage for several days before people realized she was missing.
     
  4. Mr.X

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    Unfortunately and with embarrassment this is true most of the time.
    I've suffered such treatment first hand, I'm white so they think I'm rich. :confused:
    Stupid guys.
     
  5. reasonablePrivacy

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    That is the reason why you might want to buy dashcam.

    In some countries it is illegal to leave people injured in car crash without help.
     
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    April 1st.
     
  7. mirimir

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    Well, I'm pretty white too. But I didn't have much money, and wasn't a citizen. And I was driving my friend's car. So he could just claim that it had been stolen.
     
  8. mirimir

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    I certainly hope so!

    But my story isn't :(
     
  9. Minimalist

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    Hmm perhaps not then, it does sound like someone's joke. Instead it looks more like 'Big brother' - typical of the EU.
     
  11. FanJ

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    Official EU website about eCall
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