Okay let’s talk Turn Signals.
While sitting at a stop light yesterday with my turn signal on to go left. The car opposite me had nothing a blazing, so ok they’re going straight. Until the light turns green and they make that beeline left (my right). A$$, as I have to sit there and wait for a line of traffic to go just because Miss Susie BeeBop and her ever loving Johnny couldn’t put their turn signal on.
We all have them on our vehicles, but do you know what they’re for and how to use them?
Now I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and taught, that the stick thingy on the left hand side of the driving column is what’s called a “Turn signal”. That’s right folks, it’s the BLINKER.
It’s not there to bring the vanity down, or to play with while bored, it actually has a use.
When you push down, this little light comes on in the front and back of your vehicle that signals, you’re turning LEFT. When you push it up, you’re turning RIGHT.
You’re supposed to USE it every time you make a turn, or change lanes while driving. So the other drivers on the road “know” where you’re going.
During Driver’s Ed, in high school, if we were told to turn right, and we hit the left blinker and turned. A big fat R was written on our right hand, so we remembered. Yeah I know, some may say “a little over the top” but hey, it worked! Driving’s a serious thing here people. You’re in charge and behind the wheel commanding heavy machinery.
And please, *on knees with hands clasped together* after the turn, turn the blinker off, instead of driving down the road for 2.5 miles with it going. That’s an accident looking to happen. No one knows if you’re coming or going.