Ohio Roundtable: The Public Square - Blinkers Show You Care
Blinkers Show You Care
Is the world growing crueler by the day? Is there anything you can do about it?
The crime rater per capita has been going down in America for several years. There may
in fact be fewer crimes, but the crimes we see are crueler, scarier, and more troubling
than ever before. Often we feel lost in a sea of violence, disrespect, and fear.
But now there is a solution thats right a way that you can make an
impact for kindness, decency, and love of neighbor.
This plan is so simple that anyone can participate. It takes only seconds a day, and it
costs absolutely nothing. Its totally free. You dont even need to call an 800
The plan is simply this: try using your blinkers when you drive. Some of you are
laughing; I know youre laughing. Blinkers? Those are the things outside your car
that flash on and off when you lift that little lever on your steering column also
known as turn signals.
In the old days, people used to actually feel it was important to show respect for
other drivers, instead of changing lanes at 70 miles per hour by simply jerking the
steering wheel. And when they slowed to make a turn, amazing as it may sound, they used to
signal the driver ahead and behind them.
Some people even used hand signals real hand signals to make certain
their fellow drivers were treated with courtesy and safety.
If you say you care about your neighbor, try using a blinker, especially on the
Thats right; blinkers can change the world. At least they can send a bright
message. A message that you believe somebody else in this world is at least as important