‘Try giving us an indication of which way you’re going’
I know we've had all the stories and letters of reckless drivers and those with bad driving skills.
This is not a rant or a letter to slam the morons we have to deal with on our motorways every day. It’s a genuine question and I’d love it if someone could supply me with an answer: Why do drivers here refuse to use their indicators?
I honestly don’t get it - they are there for a reason, just as much as your accelerator. Depending on the make and model of your car, the indicator is actually the same stick you use to flash at people to get out of your way.
I know we’re a selfish bunch here in the UAE, caring only for ourselves but you can make the roads safer by flicking that little stick (not the finger) up or down to inform those behind you that you intend to move, instead of us all having to guess which way you’re intending on going. It takes very little effort and you can even do it while talking on your mobile!
Go on, try it, you might like it.
There’s a sense of satisfaction about knowing you’ve provided others with a hint of what you’re about to do and possibly averted a fatal accident in the process.
Think and wink.