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At Your Service

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) The RAC has revealed details of patrol callouts during 2006, and while punctured tyres were one of the most common reasons for requiring assistance, patrol personnel also reported encountering a number of unexpected and bizarre situations.

A patrol was called out to rescue a stranded mother after her toddler swallowed the car’s immobiliser chip. The RAC officer managed to get the car started again by holding the infant over the steering wheel.

A patrolman arrived at a callout for a motorcycle only to discover it lying beneath four feet of Thames water near Richmond Bridge. Undeterred, the motorcycle was salvaged and, once the engine dried out, the owner was able to drive away on the bike.

A mystery electrical failure in a vehicle defied all attempts at diagnosis and repair until the disgruntled 11-year old who had been left in the rear seat of the otherwise-unattended vehicle confessed that he’d removed every fuse from the car’s fuse box and hidden them in his pockets.

A motorist complaining of a strange noise coming from underneath his vehicle was surprised to find the cause was an irate badger trapped between the exhaust and the car body.

The RAC respond to more than 2.5 million call outs across the U.K. every year. The company revealed that one of its busiest times of the year is approximately 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, as people return to work after the Christmas-New Year break.

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