It’s a 92 K plate. Cheers.
You’re right about the police Matty. Too many bullshit crimes being investigated by too little staff. Which is why I won’t pursuit him through the fuzz. That is unless his details don’t add up.....then it’s GAME ON BITCH.
I appreciate that it's your time and your life, and I fully understand that I have no right whatsoever to hassle you to do something you don't want to, so please don't read this that way. I just feel that I have to take issue with this.
The police have finite resources, sure, but what they use them on is a decision that's either been taken by them, or by the (elected) police and crime commissioner (assuming this took place in Staffs), or ultimately the Home Office. At a time when police forces seem (if anything) keen to involve themselves in stuff like online spats about misgendering trans people*, or turning up at the home of a parent who's had a disagreement with their kids teacher to accuse them of causing alarm and distress, or any number of other nebulous, he said/she said 'incidents', failing to investigate what is clearly at least one actual crime (failing to exchange details) and arguably another one which has been caught on camera (driving without due care and attention) is to my mind unacceptable. But if nobody ever stands up and says "get your priorities straight" then clearly they're going to carry on down their current path of least resistance. Clearly some people think it's important that the police get involved in policing Twitter spats, otherwise they wouldn't do it. If those of us who think it's more important that they concern themselves with actual breaches of the law don't speak up and say so, then things are not going to improve.
Edit: it's not as if failing to exchange details is a difficult crime to investigate, or has a high evidential bar to clear for a prosecution. You have dashcam of him failing to provide you with his details at the scene, so he either provided them to a police station within 24 hours or bosh, he's automatically guilty. In today's target driven policing environment you'd think the police would take an open goal when it's presented to them.
The other problem is the Audi driver himself. If all that happens is he gets an insurance claim against him, he might consider the increased insurance premium an acceptable price to pay and continue to drive like a twat and/or bully. He might cause a more serious accident next time, or fuck over someone without a dashcam and without the confidence to stand up for themselves. You would be doing everyone else on the road a service if you got him prosecuted.
*for the avoidance of doubt I'm generally in favour of trans rights and think deliberately misgendering trans people is rude, I just don't think it's a matter for the police.