It’s a wonderful invention, that little blinking light above the front and rear bumpers of every vehicle. I just wish more people would learn how to use it.
It also wouldn’t hurt if a lot of drivers went back to school to learn about paying attention to and respecting other drivers on the road. I bring it up because, in recent weeks, I have come dangerously close to being run off of Interstate 40, U.S. 70 and other area highways by drivers who seem to have forgotten the rules.
The only things that seem to have saved me from having a massive wreck so far are my own efforts to be a defensive driver and the presence of those many turn lanes along U.S. 70 between Garner and Smithfield. (Bless the people who demanded that those lanes be installed!)
My hope in writing this is to encourage drivers like the ones who have nearly killed me to perform the incredibly difficult tasks of turning their head 90 degrees and, or lifting their hand to turn on their turn signal. Those of us who value our lives and wish not to be run into ditches would be much obliged.