THIS IS NOT A JOKE BUT SOME USEFUL INFORMATION:-
A bit of useful advice - it is true, someone has asked the Dorset Police
>It's been said that this number works in the UK - thought you should
>know this....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/New Year's holiday break. 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. So Lauren remembered her parents' advice, and telephoned 112 from
>her mobile phone. This connected her to the police dispatcher. She told
>the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red
>light on his rooftop behind her and that she would not pull over right
>away 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 and 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 like Lauren did. Too bad 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.
>This is good information that I did not know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>Please pass on to all your friends, especially any females.