I happened to be hit by a Belgian car. The car fled the scene, I got the number right on a photo only to be told by legal assistance that the plate number has been erased from the Belgian register years ago.
Apparently there are 20.000 cars with forged licence plates in Bxl only. I know the road control in Belgium is a joke as is a licence given to local shoemakers to make car plates ad libitum. My case was not even officialised to be policed! It could be funny in a paralel world (surreal, I guess) and it is a mistery how Belgium gets away with it - if that was 'Buruanda', it would be an atribute of a 'failed state'.
Anything meaningful to draw from this? Any legal safeguard for (remaining) law abiding citizens that I fail to see?