Posting here & WC because this is important & little known

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by DDD, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I just learned that if you dial *112 from your cell phone you will be linked to State Troopersin all 50 States to confirm that an unmarked car trying to stop you is, in fact, a law enforcement vehicle. It is especially reassuring to know that if you are alone at night you canmake sure it is an on duty officer. One young woman remembered this info and was able to find out it was an imposter. The true police dispatched and arrested a convicted rapist. I didn't know this so I wanted to share. DDD
  2. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I just checked it out and it says that dialing 112 will connect you to local emergency services in most areas. It sounds like a good idea to call if you're being pulled over by an unmarked car at night.
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Here is a more appropriate Snopes reference.

    I cannot verify this personally because I live in Australia where the rules are probably a bit different. I would strongly suggest that someone confirm this by contacting local highway patrol and ask them.

    You can't do better than getting it from the horse's mouth!