Depending on where you live good fishing can require a bit of driving. That statement is true for Colorado as well, particularly for those that live in the Denver Metro area. There may be a lot of fishing tips out there but few that cover the aspect that may help minimize trouble while traveling from Point A to Point B. I shall make an attempt to fill this void with random advice that may make that journey better.
Don’t be a stinker. Use your blinker! (Guess I am still working on the title for this one)
Driving up the highway to the fishing hole and the vehicle in front of me comes to a dead stop before making a leisurely right hand turn without using a turn signal. I dump my coffee over reaching for the gearshift while eyeballing the ditch for a soft place to land. Luckily my reflexes and a couple car lengths between us were enough to avoid a crash. (Really I just slowed down and swerved around the vehicle, as the other lane was empty.) Shaking my head in disbelief my throat yells out…
“Where’s your blinker, pal?!?”
Was there was a memo that I missed stating certain people with lower intelligence didn’t have to use turn signals any longer? Are these folks trying to add a little mystery and even excitement for other motorists by making random turns with little or no warning? If so, this could it be some sort of sick anti-turn signal movement. Something is definitely up because it seems like very few people are using these things anymore.
This isn’t the only close call I have had like this and doubt it will be my last. Countless close calls, bumper bumps and fender benders could be avoided if more people simply used their turn signals. If we could make this happen I might actually get to the fishing hole with a full cup of coffee…minus one or two sips.
Good luck and good fishing.