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A few months ago, while out with the missus, we witnessed a 'hit and run' in a car park. The driver of a Puma cut it a bit too fine at one of the marked 'give-ways' and caught her rear wheel arch on the back bumper of an Astra. She must have realised she'd done it, because she stopped mid-turn, obviously had a bit of a think about it and then decided to just continue forwards (no doubt causing even more damage than she'd already done.)
My wife was one of the two independent witnesses that left a note on the Astra and we subsequently ended up making statements to the police. They asked me whether I thought the driver knew that she had hit the car. I said I was certain that she did because she'd stopped mid-manoeuvre, and I couldn't think of any other reason why she'd do that.
The result? She got away with admitting responsibility but claiming that she didn't realise she'd hit the other vehicle at the time. So unlike a friend of mine who once scraped another car, drove away and got nine points on his licence, she's lost nothing that she wouldn't have lost by stopping and owning up anyway.
To be honest, I reckon that the police couldn't be bothered shuffling the papers. Like OG says, they've got better things to do.
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2010 Laguna III Initiale.