A colleague at work was hit by a car recently and the driver gave him the finger and buggered off. Fortunately he wasn't hurt but he was left a bit bruised and holding a knackered bike. He got the first three letters/numbers of the number plate, the colour and the make and reported it to the police along with a description of damage the car would probably show. The police tracked down the car but said that the owner wouldn't let them have access to the vehicle and that they could take no further action. This all sounds a bit off to me who naively though that a hit and run accident should be pursued with a little more vigour. Fortunately, the victim (one of my converts to pedal power) has not been put off by the experience but, counting me, this makes three of the senior management team that have been hit by cars while commuting. My "cycling is safe and fun" article in the company rag is beginning to look a bit thin!