Keys on roof of car

(43 Posts)
lilyboleyn Sat 26-Nov-16 10:55:24

My husband left my keys on the roof of the car and drove off with them.
They fell off on an A road and he tried to stop, reverse and get them, all with a baby in the back.
He's now in a mood with me as I shouted at him to stop and to drive on rather than killing us all.
On there were my car key, house key, a keyring containing £10, an out of date key care keyring from an old insurance policy, an RAC membership fob and various other keys. Also a keyring with a picture of me and the baby.
AIBU to ask what I need to do now? I've no intention of letting him drive back and pick up the mangled keys from the side of the road. I have one spare car key and spare house keys. We live in a rented flat so don't want to change the locks unless necessary. What might happen if we just leave them there?
TIA

Creampastry Sat 26-Nov-16 11:00:05

Try calling highways agency

SaucyJack Sat 26-Nov-16 11:08:47

What was the speed limit on the road?

I'm with your DH on the face of it TBH. There's no way I'd just leave my keys in the road.

saoirse31 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:10:27

Why didn't u just reverse and get the keys, traffic allowing?

trufflepiggy Sat 26-Nov-16 11:13:06

I would have picked them up of the traffic wasn't bad

LagunaBubbles Sat 26-Nov-16 11:14:40

If it was safe to pullover and get them I would have.

lilyboleyn Sat 26-Nov-16 11:14:54

It was a busy dual carriageway.

YoScienceBitch Sat 26-Nov-16 11:15:29

I've done this. I just stopped and picked them up?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 26-Nov-16 11:18:01

they will surely have fallen off as soon as you started driving, so surely not waited until you were on the dual carriageway doing 70mph?

lilyboleyn Sat 26-Nov-16 11:20:14

No, they waited ten minutes! We saw them fall off at 70mph.

lilyboleyn Sat 26-Nov-16 11:21:06

He's got two bars on the top of his car either side, so they held them on sideways til they dropped off the back of the car

lilyboleyn Sat 26-Nov-16 11:24:33

Have called highways agency, thanks pp.

TheMortificadosDragon Sat 26-Nov-16 11:24:34

YANBU that stopping, let alone reversing on a busy dual carriageway was stupidly dangerous.

Was there anything of that lot which would allow a person who found them to identify you or where you live?

lilyboleyn Sat 26-Nov-16 11:29:55

I don't think so. If someone called the RAC I doubt they'd give out personal details? Similarly with a waitrose key fob.
Highways agency says they'll keep an eye out for them. Also doubt anyone will stop on a busy dual carriageway...

wasonthelist Sat 26-Nov-16 11:56:51

I'd go back and look early in the morning when it's quiet. That RAC tag (on mine so presumably yours) has a unique number that RAC can use to reunite you with your keys, it's part of their service.

www.rac.co.uk/key-return?WT.ac=myrac_key_return

witsender Sat 26-Nov-16 11:59:24

I'm amazed so many would stop and get put on an A road!

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Sat 26-Nov-16 12:08:30

Waitrose will call you if someone picks them up and hands them in in store. Perhaps not likely on dual carriageway. I think DH should go and look for them without you and baby though. If he slows downs gradually and puts hazard warning light on it will be OK.

HeCantBeSerious Sat 26-Nov-16 12:14:40

I've done the same with shoes and a coffee before now, but why would anyone put keys on top of a car?!

NoelHeadbands Sat 26-Nov-16 12:19:48

I've done the same with shoes and a coffee before now, but why would anyone put keys on top of a car?!

You say that like shoes and coffee make perfect sense, but keys is totally outlandish grin

Same reason you put anything on there I guess, to get your hands free whilst you take off coat/ fasten kids in seat etc

TotalPerspectiveVortex Sat 26-Nov-16 12:22:44

Did this with the petrol cap once. I did get quite a way before it fell off, but it wasn't on a dual carriage way!

AlabasterSnowball Sat 26-Nov-16 12:26:01

I'm amazed so many would stop and get put on an A road!

I'm suprised anyone would consider reversing on an A road!

nennyrainbow Sat 26-Nov-16 12:28:47

I've done that! Let me guess, he put them on the roof while he was strapping the baby in the car seat and then drove off using a different key...blush

I never found mine. Didn't know where they'd fallen off as it was a long country road. Went back on a bike to search more thoroughly. I had a house key and spare car key on mine. Was a bit worried that someone might have found them and tried the key fob on all the local Hondas in the area which if it was parked at home would then identify which house the key was for. But the car and the house are still here, unburgled, 2 years later, so I guess they were probably just lost.

HeCantBeSerious Sat 26-Nov-16 12:28:55

You say that like shoes and coffee make perfect sense, but keys is totally outlandish

Keys scratch........

QuestionableMouse Sat 26-Nov-16 12:31:05

I'd be more worried about someone running over them and it ending in an accident.

NapoleonsNose Sat 26-Nov-16 12:33:32

I've done that. Didn't bother going back for them as I didn't know where they fell off and I guessed they were lost. About a year later I was walking past the police station and decided on a whim to see if they'd been handed in. Policeman got a huge bin, half full of lost keys, tipped it out and lo and behold, my keys were there!

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