Use Your Blinking Indicator!

Today a white minivan took off a piece of my skin all because the driver thought that using his indicator is optional.

I was doing my daily exercise – today, a quick bike ride – and I was going straight through an intersection when the second car in line, a white minivan, suddenly turned right instead of going straight!

Thankfully, I had been paying attention and had slowed down enough so that my collision with the vehicle was decidedly uneventful.  The vehicle scraped my elbow as I did my best to turn with it. I’m not even sure the driver was aware that I’d hit him. He finished his turn and kept right on going. I turned into a parking lot to catch my breath.

Had the driver used his indicator, I would have been aware of his intentions and would have slowed to let him turn before going straight.

Please, people, use your indicators!  Blinkers!  Flickers!  Whatever!  Just use them!

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4 thoughts on “Use Your Blinking Indicator!

  1. that’s one of my pet peeves. so many things could be avoided if people used their blinkers. seriously. i’m glad you were observant and were able to avoid a major crash!

  2. Maybe he thought if he was in a turn lane he had the right of way. (I’m trying to see this in the best light. You know I could wax nasty about now!)

    I’m so glad you weren’t hurt. Thank God!

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