No matter how long I have done this job, I am still amazed at how many people can't take responsibility for their actions. How many people just can't step up and say, "Yep, I did it, I made a mistake."
I could go on at great length giving example after example, but a recent event is what made me decide to talk about this.
Last night I was leaving a local mall with my children after some shopping. We were walking along the sidewalk towards our car when I saw two ladies walking across the road and get into a van.
The driver reversed out of her parking space and hit a car that was parked on the opposite side of the isle.
This lady then put her van in drive and left. She didn't stop to look at the damage, didn't leave her name, didn't bat an eye at her total incompetence to reverse a vehicle. Bang...
"Well that's far enough, drive by feel, that's my motto!"
Without even getting into the legal issue here, which is obvious, what about the moral responsibility or the ethical issue? It wasn't a tap and go; she hit the other car hard. Hard enough to do damage. There is no doubt in my mind, nor her passengers mind, that she hit the car and decided her next action should be just to drive away.
I hope that is not what you are teaching your children to do. I trust that isn't what your mother taught you to do...unless that was her that was with you.
According to the picture, this driver went right to denial by her actions.
I left my information for the person, who no doubt came out to see a very nice car with a remodelled front end and took some notes in case they are needed down the road.
This lady could be your neighbour, co-worker, friend. Isn't it comforting to know that she is willing to damage your property and have no shame? Just move on with her life like nothing ever happened. What if there had been a child walking between those cars when she was reversing. I wonder if she would have just driven away in the same brazen manner?
Road safety is everyone's responsibility, do your part. The golden rule is also very applicable here...do unto others as you would have them do to you.