Lack of directional signaling shows motorists’ lack of common sense

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To the editor:

Referencing his letter printed in the Aug. 14 edition of the Beacon, kudos to Michael Jones.

As he states, the use of automobile directional signals is fast becoming a thing of the past. This is second on my list of pet motoring peeves, topped only by use of cell phones while driving, which has become epidemic here in this country.

It’s time that we wake up and follow the lead of most European countries, where using cell phones while operating vehicles is illegal, period. How many more resulting traffic accidents and deaths will it take?

The lost art of directional signaling is exacerbated, no doubt, by the lack of common sense on the part of those who cannot get their cell phones out of their ears. With one hand on the wheel and the other glued to a phone, signaling is simply ignored — fellow motorists be damned!


Charlie Schorpp

Sunset Beach