Here's another item of news that fits in with this thread.
Gomel traffic police conducted an experiment to test the willingness of drivers to help the victim in an accident.
186 cars passed by and only 9 stopped!
This is a translation from this site http://auto.tut.by/news/gai/390817.html
Life is the most expensive, and seat covers can be washed
Venue for preventive action "will not stay indifferent!" became one of the crossroads of the road Northwestern bypass near the village of Red Gomel region. - This is the emergency section that goes heavy transport in transit and the likelihood of pedestrian accidents here, unfortunately, is quite high, - explained the choice of "geography" interdistrict department chief Rapid Response and Investigation UGAI Alexander Lavrentikov . essence of the experiment is simple. At one of the intersections inspector in civilian clothes shows downed man who clearly needed help. This is evidenced by his posture and discarded blow wallows nearby bike. For more picturesque fragments scattered on the asphalt road dimensions, allegedly crashed during a collision.
When it became clear that this is not required, the driver asked "tricky" question - say, not afraid to dirty seats blood? - So what? - Gregory E. genuinely perplexed. - Human life is the most expensive and covers can be washed and
In total, the event lasted about an hour. Corks of staying vehicles, alas, was not formed - most raced without reducing speed. Drivers who could not drive past, you could count on the fingers. Stopping, they ran up to the "cyclist" and tried to revive him. Someone took out a mobile phone on the go and start calling. One of the motorists, having missed the first, back in reverse.
Then "reviving" the inspector explained what it was, and his other colleagues expressed their gratitude for caring and willingness to help. At the next crossroads drivers were awarded prizes from the sponsor - boxes for license plates and calendars. participating in covering stocks journalists questioned the motives of behavior, interested in the opinion of the appropriateness of such checks. As it turned out, some of the interviewees have been exposed to such situations in their driver's practice. - I recently had a - before the new year, the Moscow highway, - said Mikhail Ilyutin pensioner. - Of course, then stopped, too, helped. What else? same story told worker SP "Alcopack" Sergei Karpov: - About two years ago near the village Device (Gomel region. - TUT.BY), driving, just saw a cyclist who lay unconscious. Stopped, walked, brought him to his senses - a man's head was cut, there was blood. I ran for a first aid kit, called an ambulance and the police. Tried to ask about the car: the brand, the color, the room in which direction left, but people only remember the moment of impact and nothing more. Then came the traffic police are also grateful for the help ... The greatest optimism called the episode when on the sidelines immediately stopped two cars, marching one by one. - I was thirty years working as a truck driver and saw all, - said one of the drivers named Michael. - course , people need to learn and such actions should spend. Along inspectors were counting cars drove past the site where the experiment was conducted, as well as reports of "accident." How to tell the head of the department of agitation and propaganda UGAI ATC Gomel Regional Executive Committee Olga Rezvyakova , just in time shares by "victim" have driven 186 cars. Assist stayed only 9 drivers. Another five, riding up to the nearest DPS crew reported the incident. Bells same to the police, ambulance and duty part ICAA on this issue have been reported.
Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.