SUBMITTED: It bugs me that cops, including ours, don’t often signal when turning or changing lanes. Is there a reason for that?
REPLY: ”To be effective as a patrol officer you need to constantly be shifting your focus to take in all of your surroundings. Many times I have made a last minute decision to make a turn in order to follow a suspicions vehicle, to check out something I just observed or have been dispatched to an emergency call. Unfortunately last minute turns do not always allow enough time to signal the turn. This is the exception and not the rule. I appreciate your comment and while bring this up as a reminder to our deputies at our shift briefings”.
Steve Arthur, Sergeant
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Ojai Police Department
402 South Ventura Street
Ojai, CA 9302805-646-1414