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I drove a bit blind this morning and ended up scratching my driver side rear view mirror with the next vehicle’s passenger side rear view mirror. I was turning right when the other car was waiting to turn right. I did not see any immediate damage to the other car rear view mirror. I was in such a hurry I could not check in the busy traffic.

My car rear view mirror is fine. What are the chances that the other car passenger side rear view mirror would have been damaged?

closed as off-topic by CharlieRB, Zaid, Bob Cross Feb 20 '18 at 18:51

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    Chances are low - however if you did not stop to check, then presumably you also did not stop to exchange details with the other driver? 'Failing to stop at the scene of an accident' is a criminal offence in many jurisdictions... – Nick C Nov 22 '17 at 9:35
  • True. I note that. How do I get in touch? Should I register with the police? – Prasanna K Rao Nov 22 '17 at 9:48
  • Did the other car also drive off? I can't really give you legal advice... – Nick C Nov 22 '17 at 9:50
  • in which country did it happen? – Nilabja Nov 22 '17 at 10:51
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about vehicle maintenance or repair. – CharlieRB Feb 20 '18 at 18:00
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Mirror-to-Mirror impacts like this are quite common - and if it did enough to damage yours then it probably did enough to damage theirs as well but from how you describe it the damage is very slight in any case.

Failure to stop at an accident is indeed an offence in the UK (under section 170 of the Road Traffic Act), however for the sort of contact you describe it's actually extremely common for one or both parties to keep on going. It sounds like you reported it to the police inside the requisite 24 hours though so that should cover off that issue anyway.

  • yup. all good. I visited the local police station too and they also said its not something to report on, as the impact is on rear-view mirrors. – Prasanna K Rao Nov 23 '17 at 6:13

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