I came within a couple feet of hitting someone broadside as I was driving home from work today. Here's the scenario: I'm in the right hand lane approaching an intersection that is about 1-1/2 blocks away. It is raining and it is dark. The light up ahead is red. The left lane is backed up with cars who have a choice between continuing straight or getting into a left hand turning lane. The right lane is relatively clear. Most of the cars coming down this road are going to be making a left at this light. I am not. I have what I figure is a pretty clear path ahead of me in the right lane. Then suddenly, a woman in a sport utility vehicle decides she's had enough of the left lane, pulls out in front of me forcing me to slam on my brakes. I come to a skidding stop missing her by about 3 ft. She, BTW, has a phone to her ear. Collision averted though. Here are my questions: If my sudden stop had caused the car behind me to crash into me and the woman in the SUV had been oblivious enough and absorbed enough in her phone call to blithely continue on her way when the light turned green, is she guilty of a crime, like leaving the scene of an accident? And would the cops be interested in her license plate number? Would you consider getting out of the car in a situation like this and insist she stay even though her vehicle is undamaged? And for the folks who are old enough to remember W.C. Fields, would you smack into her just to keep her from leaving?