Comments: Driving Lessons

This would make a very good education piece for any newspaper in Colorado. Unfortunately, it would probably be published as an op-ed piece... You know, it's just an OPINION. Arrgh.

Posted by patricia at December 20, 2005 10:56 AM

I have been joshed for my turn-signal habit as well. But you never know, maybe there's some pedestrian or someone on a bike who'd like to know where you're turning!

Posted by Lenise at December 20, 2005 03:01 PM

If you really want to be obsessive about it, you could use your turn signal when you go around sharp curves in the road, like my DH. Oh wait...he does that because he's airheaded, not obsessive! He normally forgets to use his! Hahahaha!

Posted by chewymom at December 20, 2005 05:26 PM

That is our bigget peeve in our house. Both my husband and I can't stand the random switching of lanes with no signal, or even worse the post lane change signal.

Posted by Sarah G. at December 21, 2005 12:08 AM

If you don't mind, I'd like to spring an early Thursday 3 at you:

1. Does your husband share in your sentiments, or do you need to "gently correct" him while he is driving and commits a non-signal offense?

2. Do you (and he?) find yourselves extra careful in referring to other drivers and the particular names you use, with little ears in your vehicle?

3. Have you been involved in an accident as a result of a non-signal offense?

This topic usually splits along gender lines, where the (concerned/caring) females feel the need to signal at all times while (aggressive/king-of-the-road) males may occasionally signal by chance (and usually do not feel the need).

Posted by MarcV at December 21, 2005 11:40 AM