Driving in Michigan is just like driving in any other state, there are small quirky things that locals are used to while visitors are surprised by. A few examples would be racing on the Lodge in Detroit, going 85+ mph in the fast lane to keep up with traffic, and the weirdest of them all, the Michigan left. These things make driving around the state difficult for new and learning drivers as well as visiting drivers. Although we are used to these things here in Michigan, there are still Michiganders who drive like they have never been here before.

Most of the things mentioned above are common things that anyone would be frustrated with or possibly accustomed to but there is something that drivers here in Michigan do that grinds my gears. The amount of times that we get stuck standing still at a red light in Kalamazoo is absolute insanity or the truck drivers that like to ride the tail of slower drivers in the winter drive me insane. Do you see what I did there? All those things tick me off but none of them are worse than this horrible thing that inconsiderate Michigan drivers do.

Have you ever been driving behind someone and suddenly they start pressing on their brakes but there's no one ahead of them? Yeah, a brake check is annoying but there's something else that's more annoying. Instead of a brake check, they are turning, which isn't wrong or a bad thing to do but forgetting a vital part of that process is. So many people miss one of the most important parts of this driving process, using a turning signal.

If you are someone who doesn't use a turning signal, blinker, or whatever you want to call it every time you're supposed to then this letter is for you. I can't stand people who choose not to use their blinkers on purpose as this is not only dangerous for themselves but everyone driving around them as well. Not using your blinkers can cause accidents that can lead to serious injury or death as this is how you communicate with other drivers so they know what you're next move is.

Yes, you should be using your blinkers in instances such as; anytime you are making a turn, when preparing to parallel park, when turning into your driveway, and even when switching lanes. All of these movements require communication with other drivers to keep everyone safe. Turn signals are not just a nuisance part of a car that isn't needed it is a safety measure that keeps everyone on the road safe.

If you aren't using your blinkers in all of the instances above and maybe a few more, you're doing things wrong. If you think a quick lane switch or a turn into your driveway doesn't warrant a turn signal then you're the reason I'm writing this letter. You all are driving me crazy because you can't do the most simple part of driving. Let's all use our turning signals when we should and keep everyone safe.

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