Too many broken indicators (in this world)...

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  1. Merc? No. BM!
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    Sorry to associate this post with one of the cheesiest pop songs of the last century, but it’s just something I keep noticing and have to get off my chest. :ROFLMAO:

    Isn’t it amazing how many cars drive around with faulty indicators. I mean, they must be faulty as surely us drivers know we need to indicate when changing direction and changing lanes etc? :scratchchin:

    For instance, I often seem to be the only one when waiting to turn left (or right) at the traffic lights in a cue of say twelve cars to actually have working indicators.

    To be clear, I have checked mine and they’re all working perfectly!

    Please feel free to rant as well. :D
     
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    @Merc? No. BM! You describe one of my own pet hates. The increasing number of drivers that do not indicate is a result in the decline of consideration for other road users. It just shows how many people behind the wheel, just couldn't give a toss about anyone else.

    I find it particularly annoying at very busy roundabouts, when the only chance of joining is when a vehicle is leaving at your junction. No one indicates, so it's a split second guessing game. Of course, a flashing indicator is no guarantee that's the direction they'll be heading. It's a bit like playing Russian Roulette. :rolleyes:
     
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    Even more annoying is when people post 'funny' memes about BMW drivers and indicators yet almost every car I ever see not indicating is anything but a BMW. I currently drive a ford but it still annoys me lol.
     
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    hang on @Merc? No. BM! you drive a BMW and it is well known that BMW drivers never indicate :LOL::LOL:

    you wll always find adverts on e bay for A BMW indicator stalk barely used
    and the joke about the man with the most pointless job in the world being the man that fits indicators to BMWs
     
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    Haha, I actually didn’t know joking about BMW drivers not indicating was a thing.
     
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    Are indicators fitted as standard to all vehicles? Thought they were an option! :D

    Seriously, to me, lack of indicator use is a sign of other poor driving habits. Use of indicators, like looking in the mirror should be automatic reactions.

    One of my pet hates, for lack of indicating, is folks who pull out to overtake without doing so. No excuse at all. What has happened to... Mirrors - Signal - Manoeuvre.

    Peter
     
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    Nearly wiped out twice today....woman in a car park that considered direction arrows optional and could cut a corner and drive straight towards me against the direction arrows.

    2nd one somebody who struggled with the concept of Inside lane turn left. Middle lane straight on, right hand lane turn right ...all clearly signed. And without warning decided to turn left from the right hand lane

    In both cases it was clearly everybody elses fault except theirs !
     
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    And to top it all off, there’s may favourite distractions of the middle lane drivers...( cars with steering wheels that only go straight on..!)


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    Nah, it’s not the steering wheels. They’re being warned by their cars’ Lane Departure Warning system and obediently stay in the same lane forever. :LOL:

    Actually on roads with more lanes than three it happens more frequently than not that the two (or even three) outer lanes are jam-packed while the two inner lanes are virtually empty.

    Of course I would never undertake. :whistle:
     
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    Can’t be lane departure warnings....
    Most of the cars stuck in the middle lane this morning seem to be of the 2007 fiat punto ilk’
    M67 Manchester... not a sole around... absolutely lashing it down.. standing water everywhere....0600... guy just sat in middle lane doing 50.... f@cking w@nker....!!! Flashed him.. went round him, I pulled over again.... checked in rear view... he’s still just sat there in the middle lane..my mate passed him a few mins later... still the same.... what planet are these pr1cks on...?


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    What are indicators? :getmecoat: :D

    I remember these - if you didn't have a passenger to thump the inside of the car, no-one knew what you were going to do next, despite your best efforts........:whistling: :oops:

    [​IMG]
     
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    In that case you would stick your arm out of the window and do a 'one armed butterfly stroke' just to let everyone know where you were going. I wonder what kind of response that would get from today's drivers? Probably cause a road rage incident. :whistle:
     
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    ..don't get me started...now the M6 near me has 4 lanes, they all sit in lane 3 at 65mph rather than lane 2...
     
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    You're assuming the window could be wound down. :whistling:
     
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    Try riding a bike every day like I do and you realise that probably less than 30% of people indicate on roundabouts, annoys the hell out of me especially when the anti cyclist knobs start swearing at me when THEY are the ones not signalling.
     
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    Ah, "Trafficators". I remember my father spending time trying to get them working, on various cars.

    Peter
     
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    what annoys me apart from no indication, is to many people assume that putting your indicators on gives you automatic right to change lanes or make the manoeuvre, and often put themselves into a gap that literally isn't there. Even worse when they suddenly have to brake after swapping lanes, meaning the poor bugger who finds himself behind has to react with heavy braking.
    Did these people not read the highway code book ? Its to indicate intention not to say that piece of road is mine now.
     
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    Sure it was Audi drivers that didn't option indicator stalks :)
    on a serious note - our driving standards have dropped for many years, and with more road users vieing for that road space, tempers flare more and more.
    I notice it more on my bike, and to some extent in the Boxster .... strangely everyone see's me in the X3 ... maybe we all need to drive around in trucks :-(
     

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