To ensure the safety of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everybody else on and around the road, cars come with many features. Brakes, air bags, and seat belts are some of these safety features in cars. Although people may not realize it, even blinkers contribute to people’s safety, and they can be as crucial as other safety features. Blinkers allow other drivers on the road to see that a car wants to turn or to change lanes. That way, they can give the car way, knowing that it wants to change its current location.
When blinkers do not work, however, serious problems can occur, and people can be in danger. If blinkers do not work, then other cars cannot know if a certain car wants to change lanes. As a result, when the car changes lanes, the other cars may not be expecting it, and so they may not have slowed down to give the car space to get into another lane.
Nonworking blinkers can cause other dangers as well, for example, when people want to turn. People turn on their blinkers when they want to turn left or right so that other drivers know that the car is going to turn. That way, they can slow down or move out of the way or speed up as necessary. Without blinkers to convey this information, however, it becomes more difficult for other drivers to adjust their behavior to avoid accidents.
Blinkers are a valuable asset that comes with cars. If your blinkers you as well as other drivers are at risk of danger. If you have been gotten into an accident because of nonworking blinkers, contact the Racine automobile accident lawyers from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 1-800-242-2874.