Pet Peeve # 3 the turn signal

Well it’s time for me to rant again.  This time it’s about the simplest job we all have in the car. (No it’s not turning on the radio, that’s number 3, right after putting a cup in the cup holder)  How is it possible that more and more of you out there are not using the turn signal? Does society, with all their high tech toys in cars now think the cars are now psychic?  That the cars know which way we are planning on turning, and even more amazing that their car is talking to the other cars out there so they know which you are turning.

No, I don’t think so, I think we are all getting so lazy behind the wheel that we are waiting for the turn signal to jump from behind the wheel and speak to us.  “Right turn Ms. Driver, switching lanes Mr. Driver”.  Did you know it’s a New York State law that you must signal when switching lanes. Do most drivers think that law was written for the car companies so they can sell more turn signals?

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls of all driving ages… It’s so simple even a child can do it!!!

Click the turn signal at least 100 feet before you plan to turn or switch lanes.  If you want to add one more item to the “make it home alive list” this should be number 2 behind your seat belts.  If the other driver knows what you want to do next then he may avoid hitting you.  I know I want to spank you if you don’t use the turn signal.  Let the other guy know what you’re thinking and they will let you know and our cars will be psychic.  OOH I got a chill on that one.


Good luck out there you non turn signal people.  We turn signal people will just smile and turn the other check and go our visible way.


May 22, 2013