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    • ILuvUSo
    • By ILuvUSo 3rd Dec 19, 8:43 PM
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    Not sure if I hit car
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 8:43 PM
    Not sure if I hit car 3rd Dec 19 at 8:43 PM
    At traffic lights on a hill today for ages, I rolled back. I felt my car shudder slightly but it may be because I braked sharply and put the handbrake on. However I am very paranoid I hit the car behind me - they were very close. I wasn't beeped and the car behind me moved alongside me without looking at me - I also looked in my rear view mirror for their reaction when my car shuddered but they didn't react. They made no attempt to stop or get my attention. I checked the back of my car when I got home and there is a slight paint scuff which I'm not sure was there before (though I'm a new driver and have dinged it a fair bit).

    Should I report this to the police? I'm not sure at all there was any contact but better to report just in case instead of being done for failure to stop?
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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 3rd Dec 19, 11:10 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:10 PM
    If you’re going to report it - which can’t do any harm - you have to do it ASAP and in any case within 24 hours.
    Next time, apply tha handbrake as soon as you stop, as I’m sure you remember from your recent lessons!
    • Arklight
    • By Arklight 3rd Dec 19, 11:21 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:21 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:21 PM
    Report what? He / she doesn't know they hit anyone. The other driver showed no reaction whatsoever and drove off, and no potential witnesses were even aware anything happened.

    If the OP reports it to the police they'd better do so to their insurers, then they'll have to declare being in an accident for the next five years.

    If the situation is as described then cctv or dashcam footage would show an inconclusive bumper kiss followed by the aggrieved party appearing completely oblivious and leaving.

    I would just forget about it.
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