What is a Turn Signal?

Everyone doesn’t drive. I’ll acknowledge that. I’d like to go a step further and state that a large number of people should NOT drive. And I’m thoroughly convinced most of them live in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. This tri-state area has some of the WORST drivers in the contiguous Unites States. Do I have actual statistics to prove this? NO. My blood pressure and anxiety levels are more than enough proof.

Today, turn signals are laying heavy on my heart. No one in this area uses them correctly. Ok, I may be exaggerating. Me and like 18 other motorists use them correctly. NO ONE ELSE. And I stand firmly on that number of 19.

There are two groups I’ll describe today. Let’s start with the group of folks that don’t use em. That’s damn near everyone. Left turns, right turns… not a blinking light to be seen. Wanna make a right turn from the left lane? Yes, I typed that correctly. They do this here. I don’t know how or why but it’s a thing. A very VERY bad thing. I digress… wanna do that thing that damn near kills folks daily? You’d think you’d at least have the sense to put your signal on so people have warning for the foolishness that’s about to happen. NOPE.

Now let’s talk about the group of people who think their turn signal is a magical force. A miracle, a defiance of physics and science. These are the folks who put their signal on and then just move. No looking in the mirror or turning your head to see that the space is occupied. They just go. Amen for amazing brakes and a team of guardian angels. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost died because folks think their turn signal makes me just disappear.

Y’all pray for me.

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