A debilitating virus that is spreading rapidly through the motoring community has been identified by GEM Motoring Assist.
It reveals itself in a number of common strains, all of which result in the dangerous practice of poor signalling.
GEM instructor Audrey Wixon says common strains include token-signal-pox.
“Sufferers tend to indicate after they have already started to turn into a new road,” she explains.
“As they pull their hand down to steer they stick a finger out to apply the indicator.”
She also identified too-cool-to-signal-itis.
Those infected usually own a car with tinted windows and don’t signal at roundabouts because it makes them feel important.
“It gives them the power to bring the junction to a complete standstill while everyone stares at them, wondering where they are going,” she said.
But she says the worst afflicted of all patients are sufferers of the virulent over-eager-signalling-fluenza.
Ms Wixon explained that those with this virus indicate too early, leaving other drivers guessing which turning they are really taking.