Yesterday I was hit by a car and the car drove off without exchanging details.
Happily it was a low speed impact; I was stationary and the driver turned across me, going into my rear wheel - I didn't even fall off the bike, but the wheel is trashed.
The driver looked at me, looked at the bike, and calmly drove off.
I've got his plates, and I've got a witness.
And here's the crux of the issue - the police don't seem to give a shit. You go to the station, fill in a 'report book' which is essentially a written witness statement, and without an officer ever asking you questions or taking concern that gets sent off to traffic and you wait 4-6 weeks for them to do anything about it. I'm skeptical anything WILL be done about it.
So here's the thing - if, as a driver, you make a mistake such as turning at the wrong intersection or running a light by milliseconds (which are bad things to do, of course, but not exactly the end of the world) you'll likely get snapped for it and have a fine arrive on your doorstep within days.
But if you run someone over, you'll probably get away with it.
I'm quite upset, to be honest. My wheel being broken is irritating but hardly the end of the world. What's really shit is that a dangerous driver is out there continuing to be dangerous without so much as a slap on the wrist, when the police have all the information needed to at least pull the bloke up for it.
I appreciate there's worse things happening in the world. But this is the sort of day to day stuff that makes the average person's life at best unpleasant, and at worst life-threatening.
Anyone else been left to feel powerless like this?