I often find that when someone hits you and is at fault. They sometimes sit stunned for a few seconds trying to process what just happened…and then they take off. And you’ve probably heard stories of foreigners going to the police station with the plate number of someone who just “hit & run” them…and the police doing nothing. SO…when someone hits you…I personally think the first thing you should do (if you’re not hurt) is to grab their keys. Had a guy in a car hit me once…I reached in his window (someone is going to flame that) and grabbed his keys…the guy was so “out of it” that he didn’t even notice…later he was surprised when I handed his keys back.
A friend of mine got hit just a couple of days ago. He was going through a green light and hit one of three scooter punks that were running the red. The argued for awhile…almost came to blows…then the punks hopped on their scooters and rode off. My friend might have chased them…but they had taken his keys.
So even if it’s a scooter that hits your car…if they are at fault the easiest way of making sure they don’t flee is to grab their keys. I’m sure some of the more timid members will disagree…but I’ve had it happen where someone hits me…sticks around for about 30 seconds…then rethinks the situation and takes off.