Today is one week since I clipped a parked car...

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joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
One week ago I made an error in angle judgement and hit a car when parking. Minor paint damage, and nothing to my car.  Reallllly annoyed at myself, I rushed as a car was behind me (which actually turned off...sigh) 

I left a note saying what I did, and to call me... With my phone number clearly written.  It was under one of the wipers, blocking the drivers view. 

So, no one has rang. How odd. Phone is pretty much always on, but nothing. It has left my confused. 

Also, side note. People have been soooo impressed with my honesty for leaving a note, does it make me a good guy, or them a twat? The latter .. 
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  • MoominpapaMoominpapa Frets: 805
    I think you did the right thing. Really hope it works out OK and someone doesn't take advantage of your honesty; from what you say, it may be they have chosen to ignore it.
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    But that's what I can't work out... Why would someone ignore it?

    I took photos etc to be safe. 
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  • PerdixPerdix Frets: 68
    Maybe they have no insurance or MoT and don't want to be found out. Or maybe the scratch was already there and they can't work out why some random bloke left his name and number on the windscreen.
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  • stevebrumstevebrum Frets: 4711
    You did the right thing. I’d have done the same. 

    One possible scenario is that a third party removed the note before the driver returned.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 11184
    Perdix said:
    Maybe they have no insurance or MoT and don't want to be found out. Or maybe the scratch was already there and they can't work out why some random bloke left his name and number on the windscreen.
    stevebrum said:
    You did the right thing. I’d have done the same. 

    One possible scenario is that a third party removed the note before the driver returned.
    This and this. You've done the right thing, so I wouldn't be too worried about it.

    Or maybe the owner just doesn't care? 
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1375
    stevebrum said:
    You did the right thing. I’d have done the same. 

    One possible scenario is that a third party removed the note before the driver returned.
    Shhhhhhhhush ..... you said you weren’t going to tell anyone
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 1127
    joeyowen said:
    But that's what I can't work out... Why would someone ignore it?

    I took photos etc to be safe. 
    Someone reversed into my parked car and left a note. The damage was annoying, but to a panel that already had minor marks from someone who did similar but without leaving a note. The car is 18 years old (although in otherwise good condition), so I didn't bother calling the guy up. (I did appreciate his note though.)

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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    @goldtop ; out of interest, why not ring and say thanks, but don't worry about it?
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  • joeyowen said:
    @goldtop ; out of interest, why not ring and say thanks, but don't worry about it?
    Coz you might be a serial killer for all he knows.
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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 4820
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    Or maybe the owner just doesn't care? 

    I was sitting in a van (I worked for a car/van hire company) at Leicester Forest East services, reading either the NME or Melody Maker when a bloke parking his pickup misjudged things and hit the back of my van hard enough to disturb my reading.

    I got out and walked to the back of the van (which had a number of dents and scratches already) and then to the driver's side window of the pickup, which he sheepishly wound down. He cheered up when I said "to be honest, I have no idea which of those dents is yours, don't worry about it".
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 5900
    A cheeky driver hit someones car and pretended to write them a note as they had an audience we feel sorry for the owner of the damaged vehicle
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 1127
    joeyowen said:
    @goldtop ; out of interest, why not ring and say thanks, but don't worry about it?
    Good question. I carried the piece of paper around in the car for a week or so, thinking I would, but eventually somehow my interest in it ran out.

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 38155
    Some things just aren't worth caring that much about. I probably wouldn't bother to phone either.

    I'd just let the other person worry about whether I would for weeks, as karma for being careless :).
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 20171
    joeyowen said:
    One week ago I made an error in angle judgement and hit a car when parking. Minor paint damage, and nothing to my car.  Reallllly annoyed at myself, I rushed as a car was behind me (which actually turned off...sigh) 

    I left a note saying what I did, and to call me... With my phone number clearly written.  It was under one of the wipers, blocking the drivers view. 

    So, no one has rang. How odd. Phone is pretty much always on, but nothing. It has left my confused. 

    Also, side note. People have been soooo impressed with my honesty for leaving a note, does it make me a good guy, or them a twat? The latter .. 
    Don't count your chickens .. :-)

    The owner may have arranged to get it repaired and then get in contact to send you the Bill .... ;-)
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    Fretwired said:
    joeyowen said:
    One week ago I made an error in angle judgement and hit a car when parking. Minor paint damage, and nothing to my car.  Reallllly annoyed at myself, I rushed as a car was behind me (which actually turned off...sigh) 

    I left a note saying what I did, and to call me... With my phone number clearly written.  It was under one of the wipers, blocking the drivers view. 

    So, no one has rang. How odd. Phone is pretty much always on, but nothing. It has left my confused. 

    Also, side note. People have been soooo impressed with my honesty for leaving a note, does it make me a good guy, or them a twat? The latter .. 
    Don't count your chickens .. :-)

    The owner may have arranged to get it repaired and then get in contact to send you the Bill .... ;-)
    True  which has crossed my mind, and will totally accept. (bet the timing sucks though...)
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    ICBM said:
    Some things just aren't worth caring that much about. I probably wouldn't bother to phone either.

    I'd just let the other person worry about whether I would for weeks, as karma for being careless :).
    Ha, well it's working 
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    joeyowen said:
    @goldtop ; out of interest, why not ring and say thanks, but don't worry about it?
    Coz you might be a serial killer for all he knows.
    In my defence, I clearly let them know that on the note 
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  • cj73cj73 Frets: 723
    joeyowen said:
    joeyowen said:
    @goldtop ; out of interest, why not ring and say thanks, but don't worry about it?
    Coz you might be a serial killer for all he knows.
    In my defence, I clearly let them know that on the note 
    and what are the chances of two serial killers parking next to each other?
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  • RMJRMJ Frets: 1257
    Been meaning to get in touch mate. Bad news....damage looked minor but my car is a write off. 
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    RMJ said:
    Been meaning to get in touch mate. Bad news....damage looked minor but my car is a write off. 
    Didn't look like it was worth much....

    (although in serious, it looked mint condition...well before,, you know... me)
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3408
    How odd.. they just messaged!  One you guys? ha

    Said not to worry, thanks for being honest, other side has marks anyway.

    Closure! and coincidental...  unless you are on this forum, in which case, hi.  
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 12872
    I've had cars badly hit on two occasions (with me in them). Both times I just let the other driver off. They were oldish cars, I don't really care about dents and your own insurance company usually screws you over.
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9763
    axisus said:
    your own insurance company usually screws you over.
    ain't that the truth
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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 4685
    If you ever hit another vehicle and are honest enough to leave a note, then take photos of any areas of damage and areas not damaged. That way, should they come back saying you wrote their car off or some other extravagant claim, you’ll be able to refute it.
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  • markslade07markslade07 Frets: 407
    RMJ said:
    Been meaning to get in touch mate. Bad news....damage looked minor but my car is a write off. 
    And you must have done something to the alarm cos the damned thing won’t stop beeping.






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  • skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 2160
    edited January 7
    axisus said:
    your own insurance company usually screws you over.
    ain't that the truth
    Yup!
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 15345
    Owww... my neck !
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  • robgilmorobgilmo Frets: 1966
    Do you not have to report this to the police? 
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  • robgilmorobgilmo Frets: 1966
    The last time I delty with an ''accident'' (cause and effect) some arse hole reversed into my missus, a battle ensued which we eventually won over a year later (the twat started lying) , but anyway, when I was doing the leg work I spoke to various insurance inspectors and the like, one guy that I spoke to told me there were only 4 insurance company's in the UK, all the rest are brokers, so the chances are you are fighting your own insurance company thinking its the other persons different company, I learned a lot from that, I learned that the police will only attend if some one is hurt , always carry a camera, always get witness details, never , ever trust anyone. If the other person looks anyway dodgy, any way at all , pretend to be hurt and call the police. You would be surprised what someone will do to avoid attention from their insurance company, or what someone who doesnt have insurance will do to make sure you dont follow it up.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 21326
    robgilmo said:
    Do you not have to report this to the police? 
    If you’re in an accident
    If you have an accident causing damage or injury you must give the following to anyone with ‘reasonable grounds for requiring them,’ for example an insurance company:
    • your name and address
    • the vehicle registration number
    You also need to give the owner’s name and address if the vehicle isn’t yours.
    You must report the accident to the police within 24 hours if you don’t give your details at the time of the accident.
    You must also report the accident to your insurance company, even if you’re not planning to make a claim.
    Accidents with uninsured motorists
    You should tell the police if you have an accident with someone who’s not insured.
    Your insurance company will also be able to give you more advice.
    You might also be able to get compensation if you’re the victim of an uninsured or hit and run driver.



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