Sargent John Perrine of the Indiana State Police was tired of seeing so many drivers ignoring the rules of the road. It is his job to ensure that when people are traveling across Indiana, that they drive safely so that everyone gets to where they are going in one piece. One of Perrine's biggest pet-peeves is when people forget (or refuse) to use their turn signals.
It is such a simple maneuver that most drivers do it almost instinctually, even when they aren't supposed to (like going around a large bend in the road. Come on, admit it, we have all done it). But when drivers forget to do this simple task, it can become quite dangerous for those people driving around them.
Perrine decided it was time to take matters into his own hands, and he delivered a message that was both well received and hilarious to boot.
“To the left side of your steering wheel there’s this stick that comes out, and it’s pretty incredible. It’s called a turn signal,” says Perrine during the opening moments of his video. It sounds like he is giving a course on proper driving, which technically he is, but honestly, it's common sense. But like most things surrounding common sense, few people actually posses it.
Most of you likely laughed while watching this video for the first time (and possibly the second time as well), but the reality is that not using your turn signal is dangerous for you and every other person on the road with you. And as Perrine closes out the video, he leaves us with a courteous message.
“This is not only the right thing to do, it’s not only against the law not to use it, but it’s the courteous thing to do. It’s going to help people around you understand your indication that you’re going to make a lane movement or a turn. So please use your turn signal.”
Have you ever been ticketed for not using your turn signal?