Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I have recently noticed a rise in instructions from people who have found themselves in difficulties following minor traffic collisions. 

The classic example is in the supermarket car park, when you have slightly misjudged the size of the space and clipped a stationary vehicle.

Some people drive off thinking it is minor, or that it has not been witnessed. Others get out of the vehicle, conclude there is no damage, and then drive off only to be contacted by the police at a later date. Not only is this embarrassing, but it can also lead to a court summons for offences such as, driving without due care and attention, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.

What started off as insignificant minor bump could lead to you paying a court fine, costs and having your driving licence endorsed with at least five penalty points, which will inevitably lead to an increase in your insurance premiums. If in doubt, you should always stop at the scene and wait to exchange details with the other vehicle, which could save you a great deal of stress and cost in the long run.