OPINION: Dob in the hoon who did hit and run
DOES anyone take responsibility for their actions anymore?
I'm asking that question in response to today's front page about a parked car getting sideswiped by a hit and run driver and sustaining damage that means it is a write off.
The proper etiquette for the driver who rammed the other car, which was parked at the side of the road, would have been to stop and place their contact details on a scrap of paper under the wiper blades.
But there was no prick of this driver's conscience. He or she simply sped off from the scene without facing any consequences.
Surely there must have been witnesses to the accident.
Other drivers must have seen the car run into the other vehicle which was sitting parked at the side of the road.
Or perhaps there was a pedestrian close by who could give a description of what happened and the offending car's details.
In this day and age of CCTV cameras and smart phones, perhaps someone may have even captured some footage.
Any lead at all would be greatly appreciated as I, like many people, would love this careless hoon be brought to justice.
After all it's not like the hit and run car didn't sustain any damage.
So if anyone recognises a fresh ding in their friend or relative's car, it may be time to dob them in, or at least give them a gentle nudge to do the right thing.
Better to face up to their responsibilities now and not wait until the long arm of the law catches up with you.