If the Moral Arguments Against Hit-and-Runs Don't Convince You...

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Monday around 6pm, netik and I were biking West on Harrison on the right side when a car passed me on the left, within a few inches. I had enough time to think, “Hey, that was close”, look forward, and yell “Look out!” before the car’s mirror hit netik’s handle bar from behind and sent him tumbling. The guy kept driving. I chased after the car, pulled up to his window and said, “Hey! You just hit that guy!” He look at me and said, in a calm deadpan, “Really? That’s just terrible.” And then he drove off.

netik has a giant bruise, but isn’t hurt badly, and his bike is ok. Knowing him, had this guy stopped and been even slightly apologetic, there probably wouldn’t even have been a police report. But instead, the driver chose to turn it into a felony hit and run, with three witnesses, a paramedic report, and a photo of his license plate.

Enjoy your upcoming lack of a driver’s license, loss of insurance, $1,000 to $10,000 fine, and possible jail time, scumbag.

What percentage of people carry cameras (cellphone or otherwise)? What percentage of San Francisco cyclists wouldn’t love to stick it to a dick driver? If an urban vigilante doesn’t see him getting out of his car and remove him from the gene pool with a swift kick to the nethers, his ignorance of the way Internet vitriol spreads is going to make it hard for him to get a mate.

[jwz via BoingBoing]