I just got back from my nightly ride where I was just hit by two chicks in a crappy old Honda Civic. They are racing me from light to light, and then they buttonhook me into a lot. I go down. I pop back up and go to the driver. "Give me your insurance card". "What are you talking about?" she replies. "You just hit me, give me your insurance card". Passenger "is this a scam?". Me "my bike is worth more then your car". Them "f-off". I try to get behind the car but they peel out and drive away. So I did everything right here. I could not get the plate because it is California and the stock plate would be illegal in most states because it is so confusing.
I remember the outrage about the guy that punched the driver. I did nothing, and now I have no results. I am so pissed I cannot even speak. What did trying to do the right thing do for me? Nothing. Lesson- nobody cares about cyclists.