Sunday, March 24, 2013

add to your mobile 112

Thank you, Koki, for this info. Most people know of it, and it's a universal distress number like 999 or 911 (USA), which works on mobiles.

Unfortunately, in our country, only sometimes does it get answered by our cops. In fact, the same is the case with 999, too.

So, if one is in dire need of police help here, it's better to dial a cop's number (IF, you know of one), than these toll-free emergency ones. Oh, which also means that you have to have enough credit on your cell-phone to be able to ring the cop's number IF you have it, in the first place!

Best wishes all,

Plase read and be aware!

Not sure if it works everywhere, but no harm in sending, if even 1 person is going to benefit from it.


    I know you don't all live in Dorset but a mobile is a mobile where
Ever you live. I didn't know about 112 did you?

A bit of useful advice - verified by the Dorset Police. The number
Does work from a mobile.

This actually happened to someone's daughter. Lauren was 19 yrs old
And in college.

         This story takes place over the Christmas and New Year holiday

It was the Saturday before New Year and it was about 1.00pm in the
Afternoon and Lauren was driving to visit a friend, when an UNMARKED
Police car pulled up behind her and put its lights on. Lauren's parents
Have 4 children (of various ages) and have always told them never to
Pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather wait
Until they get to a service station, etc.

         Remembering her parents' advice, Lauren telephoned 112 from
Her mobile phone. This connected her to the police dispatcher. She told
The dispatcher that there was an unmarked car with a flashing blue
Light behind her and that she would not pull over then but wait until
She was in a service station or busy area.

         The dispatcher checked to see if there was a police car where
She was and there wasn't. He told her to keep driving, remain calm and
That he had back-up already on the way.

         Ten minutes later 4 police 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 that bit of advice, but especially for a woman
Alone in a car, you do not have to pull over for an UNMARKED car.
Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a 'safe'
Place. You obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge
Them I.e. Put on your hazard lights, or call 112, as Lauren did.

         What a pity that the mobile phone companies don't give you
This little bit of wonderful information                

So now it's your turn to let your friends know about 112          (   
     112 is an emergency number on your mobile that takes you straight
To the police because 999 does not work if you have no signal).

        This is good information that I did not know!

Please pass on to all your friends, especially any females.

As far as I am aware, 112 uses a system called triangulation so they
Can also pinpoint exactly where you are phoning from.


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