Wednesday 30 September 2009 4.07pm
I have to say that I agree with some of what you say - there are several people who assume that you know where they are going.
However, there are still a lot of us about who do signal at every single opportunity, to ensure that other road users around us are aware of our intentions.
If you decide that you'll only indicate if there are other people about, then you get into the habit of not signalling, and you might not spot someone, and not signal, and cause an accident.
If you always signal, you reduce that risk.
The car scrappage scheme has increased the sale of new cars, but it has also reduced the number of cars over 10 years old, on the streets - a good thing safety wise, but bad thing for first time car buyers, who can't now get an old metro or mini for £300, and a bad thing for anyone buying second hand, as demand has outstripped supply, and second hand car prices have soared over the past 12 months.