Tun­ing you straight

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

HI Al­wyn,

Is there any way we can get mo­torists to use their in­di­ca­tors!?

Maybe the mo­torists who fail to show where they plan to go should all be make to ride mo­tor­cy­cles for their first year of mo­tor­ing. Or are in­di­ca­tors an op­tional ex­tra on cars th­ese days?

CHRIS STOREMAN Duzi Air­con­di­tion­ing

cc Dear Chris

If I knew the an­swer, I’d be rich. In­stead, my ex­pe­ri­ence is that driv­ers who fail to in­di­cate where they plan to go next, also fail to no­tice those of us who do.

This can of­ten be seen at the three main ex­its in the Chat­ter­ton Road cir­cle in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, where many driv­ers are un­aware that the law says those on the left have to yield to those on the right in round­abouts.

While there seems to be no fool­proof way to get peo­ple to start in­di­cat­ing and stop tex­ting, fid­dling with the ra­dio or talk­ing on their cell­phone, I dare­say my old sug­ges­tion to re­move all airbags and weld Shaka’s in­ven­tion — the short stab­bing spear — to the steer­ing wheel would make driv­ers pay more at­ten­tion to what is hap­pen­ing around them.

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