It seems to me that many Americans have forgotten what the little stick thing that is on the left side of the steering wheel is for. Let me explain: It is a turn signals that lets people behind you know you are about to make a turn in whichever direction. If you push it to the upward position, that signals you are turning right. If you push it to the downward position, that signals you are turning left. It’s an easy concept and one you should have learned when you were probably 15 or 16.
Today I was driving and this car in front of me slams his breaks and hangs a right quickly. I was like, “What are you doing?!” Traffic suddenly stopped on a dime. That is not good driving.
Turn signals, are not built into the car as an extra. They are standard. It should be standard practice to use them appropriately. Appropriately? What does that mean? It means you should use them when you plan to make a turn. If you don’t turn the wheel sharp enough to release the signal, you should manually release it yourself. You will save people aggravation of wondering when exactly you plan to turn.
Please be respectful. Use your turn signals!