USING your indicators to alert other drivers that you are about to turn off the road is no longer mandatory, the government has announced.
The Department for Transport said it was finally catching up with the lax attitude of the public toward the more basic aspects of the Highway Code, as witnessed daily on Britain’s roads.
A spokesman said: “20 years ago we’d have said, ‘Absolutely always indicate every time. No fucking exceptions. D’you want a shunt? D’you want to mow down a kid on a tricycle?’
“But now we’re a lot more ‘meh’. Stand at any junction, only about one in three drivers bothers indicating these days. It’s become an outdated ‘olde worlde’ convention, like tipping your hat to a lady.
“So we’ve loosened up. Do your own thing. Swing out across the road when you feel like it. Suddenly swerve round a parked car. Keep it unpredictable. Keep it exciting.”
The DfT is now planning to relax the rules on other bad driving practices, such as encouraging your dog to take the wheel to find out if it can secretly drive.