Tuning you straight
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.