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  1. #1
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    I managed to get a licence plate!

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    Hah! *crows and punches the air*

    I came across a car accident today - no injuries, but the car left behind was pretty smashed up - and the culprit driver was headed down my way, on the WRONG side of the road, nearly ran right into me, and just DROVE OFF! I stood staring after him, and then thought - hey - licence plate.

    I got it! Hah! Not perfectly, but it should be good enough for them to catch the *mumble-mumble* idjit. Poor little 6 yr. old in the car left behind was in shock and crying, he had no idea why someone would want to wreck their car and run away
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    good for you!! a hero!
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    Ooh, that dude is in trouble! Glad you weren't hit, though.
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  4. #4
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    I managed to get a license plate

    WOW! I'm so glad that you weren't hit!! I'm sure the other motorist will be thankful for your ability to get the plate number. Congradulations on being safe and being resourceful enough to get useful info

  5. #5
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    Good job LPH.

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  6. #6
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    Good job, LPH! You're a crime fighting commuter!
    What a creep- hit and runs always make me cranky. Own up to your mistakes (and then to almost hit you, too- sheesh!).

    Glad you got the partial plate and hopefully they'll come to the house for a little "visit." (insert evil laugh here)
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  7. #7
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    Rock on, sister. Way to keep your head and stay safe while doing the right thing.

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  8. #8
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    Thank you ladies!! Few things bug me more than people chickening out like that. He didn't even know if they were hurt!

    OakLeaf, I think you may have me mixed up with some other martial arts chicky here. Either that or you have really terrific memory - I did do a little karate but that was 22 years ago, and I can't remember mentioning it here . But maybe I did, my memory isn't too hot.

    Actually, in spite of plenty of rescue training, first-aid courses and live rescue scenarios - I really suck at keeping a cool head when it's needed. I'm very analytical left to my own devices, but hand me just a little stress and I do the dumbest things. If I'm involved in a big accident, I'm the one that somebody in charge will set to moving rocks from A to B, just to keep me out of trouble.

    That's why I'm so stoked at for ONCE getting that licence plate!!
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

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  9. #9
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    Yay! I know just how hard it is to manage to get a license plate # in a situation like that. Way to go.

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    Good job, LPH. This makes me think I really should carry a pen. In the heat of the moment, there's much to take in. It's really hard to keep numbers straight for more than a few minutes.

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    So, did you write it down, or remember it?? I agree, I'd have to have a pen and paper. I think I'll start carrying them!
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    Yay! Go cycling commuter hero
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    Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.

    Thanks, LPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrhodie View Post
    Good job, LPH. This makes me think I really should carry a pen. In the heat of the moment, there's much to take in. It's really hard to keep numbers straight for more than a few minutes.
    +1. That's why I carry a mini Sharpie in my pack. No need for paper -- just write on your arm or hand.
    "If we know where we want to go, then even a stony road is bearable." ~~ Horst Koehler

  15. #15
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    Nice going!

    I only thought a sharpie would be good for making hitchhiking signs.

 

 

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