Turn signals, always use them

To the Editor:

Fellow Villagers, think back to Driver Ed 101. Use your turn signal when you are about to turn, so others that are driving or walking are aware of your intentions. I could keep going and the flow of traffic would not be congested if I knew you were about to turn.
Please use your turn signals at corners and throughout all neighborhoods. It might stop some of the congestion and accidents.

Richard Ruben
Village of Bonnybrook

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  1. Bob White says

    Definition of a Villager:
    Unable to keep to the right unless passing.
    Must be in the left lane if making a turn in the next 10 miles.
    Halo glows when driving in the left lane 5 mph under limit.
    Turn signals are for turning a corner only. If at all.
    Unable to start a turn and end in the same lane.
    Will allow oncoming traffic to turn in front of them into the gas station even if traffic backs up into the busy intersection and causing drivers to wait for multiple light cycles. Never mind there are three other entrances to the gas station.
    So courteous they will wait for oncoming left turn vehicle when going straight through.
    Will wait for carts even when they clearly have the ROW and cart has No right of way.
    Don’t you just love them?
    Think I will stop and go to my anger management session.

  2. Gloria Dipinto says

    I don’t know if it’s being lazy , arrogant , or just stupid because it was how you LEARNED how to drive when you were very young . Use those dam turn signals it does not cost anything and it was part of you’re driving education .

  3. June Walker says

    PLEASE use your signals 50 yards BEFORE you turn, not as you turn…

    Also use signals at roundabouts…. its makes traffic flow, if those coming onto them know where you are going they can use the vacant lane. Driver Ed would be good for those using roundabouts here. No one seems to be in the correct lane, add that to no turn signals… accident waiting to happen.

    Dont worry I have not forgotten CARTS, you are just as bad with no signals. and YES SPEED BUMPS please. I dont want the front of my cart smashed in by those folk cutting corners at the tunnels, or elsewhere for that matter.

    You have all the time in the world YOU ARE RETIRED SLOW DOWN

  4. Joseph Bailey says

    THE LEFT HAND LANE IS FOR TURNS AND PASSING ONLY!!! IT.S NOT YOUR PRIVATE LANE…AND YOU USE YOUR TURN SIGNALS FOR LANE CHANGES ALSO…NOT JUST TURNS…IF YOU’RE GOING SLOWER THAN THE REST OF THE TRAFFIC; MOVE YOUR BUTT OVER TO THE RIGHT..!!!..YOUR FIRST CLUE SHOULD BE WHEN OTHERS ARE PASSING YOU ON THE RIGHT…!!! I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF SENIORS…BUT YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID…!!!

  5. Don Stack says

    Turn signals? It doesn’t matter because I see people use turn signals all the time as they make a turn and IMMEDIATELY turn into the OUTSIDE lane of the new road….you know, make a right turn from the right lane and then travel directly for the left outside lane. Its their chance to get t boned I guess.

  6. Bill Williams says

    Driver distraction, it’s everywhere! Some drivers know how to work every app on the smart phone, but have no frikkin clue where the turn signal lever is located.

  7. Jean Dulaney says

    I know I’m dreaming here, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if people signaled EVEN in business parking lots (like grocery stores) so that people with shopping carts knew which way cars were turning?

  8. Larry Hartman says

    No one is going to change their driving habits at this stage in the game. If the cops aren’t going to enforce the driving laws through citations people will continue living The Village Motto “If there’s no rules, there’s no rules to break” !

    • Michele Leary Baird says

      I agree with Larry Hartman that police citations for failure to use turn signals could encourage a positive change in The Villages. I disagree with Larry that, “No one is going to change their driving habits at this stage of the game.”

  9. Jeff Summerfield says

    You better post another letter showing location, and how to operate the turn signal arm in the cars, if you want something as complicated as signals.
    A lot of the drivers have only just realised that if you turn the big round thing in the front, the car will go in different directions.

    • Joe Gyomory says

      I could write a book about people’s driving in the Villages. Turn signals would just be one chapter.
      Why do people drive in the left lane 5 mph under the speed limit.it if they turn left in 3 miles?.
      Why do people use their turn signals when they are already in the turning lane? It would be nice to know before you slow down.
      Why do people slow down in the traffic lane when they want to turn? Don’t they know what a deceleration lane is for?
      Why do people making left turns go all the way in to the right lane and people making right turns go into the left lane? Turn properly, then signal to change lane.
      This one is out of line but, why do people with handicapped placards drive with them on their rearview mirror when it’s printed on there “REMOVE BEFORE DRIVING”. Wipers and headlights, not running lights. STOP signs are not a recommendation.
      Just a few, I have dozens more on different driving violations.

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