People Who Don’t Use Turn Signals

Turn signals are important. They let people know that you’re going to turn when you’re driving. That’s important.
When you don’t use them, it pisses me, and everyone else, off.
Granted, I don’t use turn signals sometimes. And by sometimes, I mean when nobody is around. But, for the most part, I use them. Especially when it seems really important to make sure people know I’m turning. Like when I’m merging, or when I’m in a left lane turning left (so that people can go around me in the right lane).
But there’s people that don’t use turn signals when it’s really important. For example, if you’re going to turn left from a left lane, don’t wait to turn on your turn signal. This way, people can go around you in the right lane and not get stuck behind you. It’s IMPORTANT. Trust me.
Also, if you’re going to slow down for a turn, at the very least, you should use your turn signal. That way, people know why you’re slowing down and they don’t get annoyed that you’re slowing down. If you’re like me, though, you’ll probably still get annoyed about the slow-down and honk your horn anyway (not like I do that).
If you’re going to slow down for a turn, don’t slow down to 5MPH. That’s just not necessary.
What about when people merge into a lane right in front of you without a turn signal? That really bothers me because I have to slow down rapidly to avoid an accident. At least use your turn signal to let me know that you have to get in the lane where I am. Then, I can give you a CHANCE to get in the lane.
And how about those people that turn their turn signals on just as they’re turning/merging? Just don’t bother. It’s not worth it.
At least have the decency to use a turn signal in your driving. It’s worth the non-anxiety of everyone around you. Trust me.

3 Responses to “People Who Don’t Use Turn Signals”

  1. 1 fnkybee December 3, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    This post needs to be blown up and put on Bulletin Boards everywhere! One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t use their signals! My mom taught me to use my turn signal for other people ie. car in front of me is turning left on a two lane road they have their signal on and I turn mine on to tell the person behind me this is about to happen so i am going to slow down and you need to be aware!
    Have a super day!

  2. 2 auntbethany December 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    My pet peeve? People who are SLOW TURNERS. You could do an entire post on this “thing I hate.” Are people really that concerned that their cars may flip over if they take a turn too fast? I swear…some Pennsylvania drivers are convinced they will turn their car over if the even approach a turn above 10 miles per hour. Oh yeah…and these people are usually the ones NOT putting on their turn signals, too.

  3. 3 lexwoods December 7, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    I fully agree with this peeve about “NO TURN SIGNALS”. When you are going 60-70 mph on the Interstate, people are going to be hurt if they don’t give a signal at least 6 seconds before they brake or turn. Insurance companies need to spend some $$ to educate drivers on when a signal IS NOT a signal. If it is 5 seconds or less before braking or turning, drivers approaching from either direction don’t have time to react.

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