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LETTER: Traffic safety needed in roundabouts

Turn signals ignored by some Summerland motorists

Dear Editor:

Back in 1939, Buick came out with the first turn signals on cars.

I recall trucks in the 1940s using a metal arm attached to the outside of the cab, which was activated by the driver pulling a cord inside the cab. Since then, there has been a considerable improvement.

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But, you wouldn’t know it by the number of drivers who haven’t figured out what those little levers on their vehicle steering column is for. Persons from the prairies (I’ve forgotten the word for them) particularly seem not to have mastered the trick of their use.

A lot of people driving around Summerland, where there are three roundabouts, still don’t signal their exits. Did you know that it is the law? Well, now you know.

It might also be helpful to make a left turn signal if you are going past at least one exist so that traffic on your right is aware of your intention. But this is not mandatory, just a thoughtful gesture on your part.

Perhaps we could get the local police to attend at these locations.

Frank Martens

Summerland

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