Have you seen people almost get caught in an accident because they didn’t use their blinker? Or have you been in the receiving end of this irresponsible behavior? Isn’t it frustrating most of the time or annoying at the very least? If it isn’t, here are some lame reasons why they do it that will infuriate you even more.
1. Nobody’s Around
People are less likely to use turn signal on an empty road than on a busy one. Why? Because they assume it’s pointless since there are no cars around to signal to. However, this is also the reason why fatal crashes happen on rural country roads than busy urban areas.
2. Their Turn Signal Is Broken
Some people may not use a turn signal simply because it’s broken. The problem here, however, is not the broken turn signal but the car owner’s unwillingness/lack of interest to get it done because most car owner doesn’t look at it as such a big issue. If this is the case, then they are just as reckless as someone who forgets or deliberately chooses not to use their turn signal. So better take your car to your trusted car servicing shop and get it done.
3. They Are Too Lazy
It can be both amusing and dumbfounding how drivers think they can text and drive at the same time but cannot be bothered to use their turn signals. Sometimes flipping that turn signal switch is just too much work – at least, for some people. You’d have to wonder how they got enough willpower to drive in the first place.
4. They Think Turn Signals Are Optional
There are people who seem to think that using their turn signals depends on the situation they’re in. However, what they’re failing to realize is that it only takes a second to catch another driver off-guard. So, keep in mind that using turn signals is necessary every time you make a turn regardless of how busy the road is or if the guy in front of you didn’t use his.
5. They Forget To Flip The Switch
Keeping your blinker on when you don’t intend to turn can be just as annoying and dangerous as having it off when you do turn. There are plenty of drivers who keep their indicators on for long periods of time because they forget to turn them off. As a result, some of them decide to take care of this issue by never using turn signals again. Neat trick — except that it can be illegal and dangerous.
6. They Want To Cut You Off
When you’re running late and get stuck in traffic it’s easy to lose your cool and try to do any move to get to your destination as fast as humanly possible. One of that is preventing anyone to enter their lane which is why some drivers purposely don’t show their turn signals, so that they could quickly slip into lanes before anyone would block their access.
7. They Feel Like They Don’t Have To
There will always those drivers who overestimate themselves when it comes to their driving skills. They tend to think that they’re so good at maneuvering the road that they don’t have to use turn signals because they’re a potential F1 driver who can drive fast without crashing.