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!