some silly woman ran into the back of Freya today in traffic, messing about in her car and didn't stop in time. fortunately no major damage but the bumper is scuffed. to add insult the woman drove off! Fortunately Freya was on the ball and took the reg so she'll be getting a visit from the police.If only she was driving an up with CityStop eh!
As long as it would be reasonable to argue that it should have been noticed then yes, it's an offence of 'leaving the scene'
A lot of modern bumpers and bodywork can show very little damage yet the crash can be quite severe.
some plonker did that to me a few years ago, got his number and went to plod....seems he was not insured, had no licence and was wanted for a bail offence.....book thrown at him quite rightly whereas if he had stopped, I'd probably not have taken any details as there was only a light scuff on my back bumper which polished out!.......RESULT!
BUT just to prove all is not too bad out on the roads!
My son was over in Leeds visiting his on/off girlfriend the other week and had his less than a year old Polo bumped! scuffing the headlight and front bumper.
The damage was discovered as my son returned to his car and found a note under the wiper! UN-fortunately it had been raining very hard and the not dropped in bits!
Fortunately the remaining bit had a mobile phone number on it!
When he rang the number a lady with a non UK accent could not apologise enough and insisted she would pay for all repairs to any damage as she had to rush off after the bump!
Anyway estimates were obtained and money collected and car is due in for repairs shortly!
there are some nice people out there, my brother had this guy right off his car and not only did he take full responsability, he made sure that the insurance paid out the full worth of my brothers car and also gave him the money for the MOT he'd just had done on it that day and the full tank of petrol too!