- Yesterday, the LACBC posted a checklist (PDF) on its blog of what to do if hit by a car while on your bicycle. They include the following:
- Call 9-1-1
- Car license plate
- Car make+model+color
- Driver’s name+license #
- Driver’s phone #
- Driver’s address
- Driver’s insurance policy #, co.
- Car Owner? Who?
- Witness(es) info
- Confirm above from driver’s license (don’t take their word for it)
- Get a police report!
- TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES (of driver, too)!
I’ve printed this out for my own bike, and I encourage you to do so yourself. Don’t do what I saw someone do last Friday night, which was get into a verbal altercation with another motorist, which led to the motorist chasing that person down and calling him a “f-ing idiot”.