As a relative newcomer to Macon County, six years, I’ve been astounded by the number of drivers that fail to signal their turn in accordance with Highway and Motor Vehicle Laws. It was so noticeable that in fact I had to ask, “Are Macon County drivers exempt from North Carolina laws.”
Research shows that almost 57 percent of drivers in America do not use signal lights or turn signals of any kind as mandated by law. In Macon County I find that percentage to be considerably higher and I would say at least 95-97 percent of the drivers in this county do not comply with the law. Are you one of this unbelievable statistic?
In fact, if you do see someone signal, they are either from out of state or out of county. It has become so noticeable that over the past three months I have counted 21 county sheriff’s vehicles that have not used signal lights when entering or exiting a major road or when changing lanes. I also counted 12 county vehicles making the same unlawful practice.