When did all the drivers in California get together and decide that they were no longer going use their turn signals? Were you at this meeting? The simplest of societal courtesies are disappearing. But it’s more than just annoying, it's illegal:
California Vehicle Code Section 22107: Turning Movements and Required Signals.
No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such a movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.
Does it really take too much effort to reach your hand down 4 inches and press down or up with a slight amount of pressure? I lived in Germany for a few years and besides being able to drive 150mph, the great thing about driving there is the order and structure. The Germans drive, well...like Nazi's. People use the passing lane for it's intended use, passing people. No jackasses driving 62 in the fast line, everyone uses turn signals, and no moving road blocks caused by two oblivious morons in a subconscious struggle to stay perfectly in sync with each other. When there is an accident or traffic jam in Germany, everyone turns on their hazards lights to warn the traffic behind them. Whether this is altruistic or not wanting get rear ended, it doesn't matter, I enjoyed it. When there is a traffic jam in America we just close our eyes, clench our fists, and slam on our brakes at the last minute. Genius...The worst part about driving in this state is the unpredictability. No standards. Everyone just drives to the beat of their own drum. And your drumming sucks. Now, I consider myself to be somewhat of a nice guy. With the exception of when I am driving. I transform from an easy going person to the incredible hulk the second I get behind the wheel. I automatically start hating the world. I can't help it; it's my automotive defense mechanism. Anyway...just use your turn signal. Please