Recently passed and hit a parked car. Watch
So, I finally got my driving license a few weeks ago and picked up my new car yesterday. Drove it home 10 miles on my own! So was really proud of myself and had been so cautious on the roads. However, I think the excitement got to much and I stupidly decided to drive it last night. Coming down my road (road was slippery from rain anyway), the windows were also slightly steamy and I misjudged how close I was to the parked cars and managed to hit one, causing damage to the front bumper and one of the headlights. I'm so ashamed of myself thinking it was a good idea to drive in that situation. My car has damage to the front bumper, headlight and the reflector. I left a note with my number and they would like to go through insurance. I'm so disappointed in myself and will never make such a silly mistake again. Just wondering if anyone knows roughly how much my insurance would be increased by in this situation? I know that's a little vague but need advice and support on how to stop beating myself up over it I'm meant to be driving to work next week and I know everyone will ask where my car is, not sure what to tell them without feeling like a fool. Any advice much appreciated.
i) nobody was injured or killed
ii) you still have your licence
iii) you are not being prosecuted
iv) you are insured
Also fair play to you leaving your information. It may work in your favour if you ask to pay for the damage yourself.
can't give you an actual number but I wouldn't have thought it would be too much as it's only a bump (which happens all the time) If you had actually crashed/flipped/completely totalled your car then yeah it'd go right up but for a bump I wouldn't worry too much!
Good luck, hope the dude was nice and reasonable about the incident