Vancouver Police advise against lying in the road.....

Col Man

Electoral Member
Jan 5, 2005
Leeds England
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Police in a Vancouver suburb issued an unusual warning to drivers on Monday: If you run out fuel, do not lay down on the road to get assistance.

Police were alerted to a man's body laying along the Trans Canada Highway in the predawn darkness only to discover he was "quite alive", but that his car had run out of gas and he "wanted to attract someone's attention".

"Guess it worked, but police don't really recommend this method," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Burnaby, British Columbia, said in a press release.

The man's car was towed, but no charges were filed.


Senate Member
Mar 8, 2005
Kamloops BC
Hey Col Man use the URL button when posting links.Its much easier for the rest of us to check them out :wink:


Electoral Member
Aug 29, 2004
I had a buddy in college that worked security in a Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario. The park was popular with folks from Winnipeg. The Winnipegers, being city dwellers, were fascinated by the bright stars and northern lights at this park and would lay on the ground to easily accomplish this task; however, the only place with an unobstructed view of the sky was the roads. Numerous times a summer my buddy would be driving around the park doing his normal security rounds and happen across a group of these " 'toban speed-bumps" as he called them. He would then have to get out and explain why laying in the middle of an unlighted road, in the dark was such a bad idea.