Don’t automate indicators
I read with dismay the recent dialogue regarding the prospect of automated indicators. The proposal to fully automate indicators to steering inputs is inherently dangerous for one obvious reason: it encourages drivers not to carry out the vital mirror check which must precede any change of direction.
There is ample evidence of this laziness today, especially on motorways, where indicators are used as ‘coming ready or not’ lasers.
As a former Police advanced first class driver and motorcyclist, ‘mirror-signal-manoeuvre’ should be etched on every dashboard – or these days touchscreen. Ted Rhodes via email