Having moved to Pinehurst three years ago, it’s time to start looking for a new car. As I drive around it appears that there is one very popular feature with drivers in the area, the absence of turn signals.

I’m having a hard time finding a dealer with this option on their new cars. They tell me that all cars come with turn signals standard. How can that be, when so few drivers in the area use turn signals?

Kevin Shimkus, Pinehurst

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Peyton Cook

It does appear that the use of turn signals seems to indicate that the auto is lacking one. I do know that they are on every car I have owned. When I started driving, and I had no formal training, I was taught two basis things: drive defensively, and always signal your intentions. Back then we uses hand signals for left and right turns. Is also was a pilot for many years and we learned that we had to keep our eyes outside the cockpit as a collusion with another airplane was frowned upon. Today, too many drivers go too fast, do no operate their vehicle defensively, and do not signal their intentions. They are both distracted because of cell phone use and have no concern about other cars on the road

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