Driving through the business park on the way to work this morning, I was behind a car stopped in the road behind a bicyclist. I naturally thought there was some issue with the bicyclist so I stopped too.
No, it turned out the car had stopped preparatory to pulling into a street parking space. And had not used his/her turn signal, so I had no idea.
This always just annoys me. There seem to be a lot of people around here who don’t use turn signals, and I just don’t get it. It’s not like it takes a lot of thought, and I’d think it would greatly reduce your chance of an accident (so I won’t pull out in front of you while you’re trying to change lanes, or whatever).
My dad does this too! It drives me batty. He says he tries to use it when there are other cars around, so I guess that’s his excuse, but it’s not a very good one (he doesn’t always notice when there are other cars who would maybe like to see it).