Some dumbass knocked over our mailbox. It was clearly due to stupidity, the tracks on the snow show that it was done at slow speed, the person driving the car left various pieces of his/her mirror, most likely when he or she was maneuvering. The tracks show that the person reversed direction shortly (6 ft) after hitting our mailbox. Whatever damage was done to our mailbox, the damage to the car was 5x that.
I heard a suggestion somewhere to mount mailboxes on spring type mounts, like garage door springs. The idea is that collisions like this will only make mailboxes bounce and return to the original position. I really like this idea, has anyone done something similar?i