Drivers who do not use their turn signals: they always cause the top 5 traffic inconveniences. A tour has now begun counting these highway criminals. A number of drivers in the sample were also followed up. “There are those who categorically do not use turn signals.”
“We started work on the bridges over the E40, E17 and E19 and the Brussels Circuit, and we counted all the vehicles that changed lanes in half an hour. The observations are factual,” said tour spokesperson Danny Smag.
“Almost half of motorists do not use the turn signal to change lanes. About 4 in 10 do not do this to enter or leave the motorway. At roundabouts, more than half do not use the indicator to exit the roundabout, although this was mandatory a year ago 2004″.
This survey was first conducted in 2005 and has been repeated regularly since then. Touring has repeatedly called for the correct use of direction indicators and respect for other road users. But the Belgian driver remains indifferent. “Is it a distraction? Don’t they think this is a big mistake? Or do they not know enough about traffic regulations?” asks Smaghi.
He rounds up the suspects. The traffic police have other priorities and don’t constantly check in. But if other road users are not aware that the driver is staying in his lane or not, safety on the road may be compromised. It is also dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians on the roundabout. It would be useful to know how many accidents this leads to.”
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