Remember Turn Signals?

They used to be standard issue on most motor vehicles.

Each corner was equipped with a lamp that could blink slowly. It was rumored these “blinkers” were intended to indicate a vehicle’s impending change of direction. Some older drivers can still recall these being used occasionally- though I’m told they never met wide acceptance.

Today these supposed safety devices are just a distant memory. Another driving oddity that has passed by the wayside- relegated to the backroads of history like manual transmissions or sealed beam headlights. Ha, it’s almost like waiting to get home to make a phone call!

But now if you see a car with one brake light blinking you’ll know it’s not just a burnt out bulb. It’s an Old Timer who thinks he using his turn indicators.

 

 

Image courtesy Plan 59

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