A new study released today has shown that drivers that fail to indicate on roundabouts are highly likely to be assholes in everyday life.
Indicating on roundabouts is one of the easiest things to do while driving. It requires very little effort and can usually be done without lifting a hand from the steering wheel.
It allows traffic to flow smoothly and prevents people from stopping when they don’t have to. This stopping and staring again causes huge amounts of frustration and stress and also means that cars must use more fuel than they need to. Adding to people’s expenses and the melting of the polar ice caps.
With the positive impact that indicating on these roundabouts has along with it’s ease of doing so, researchers were puzzled as to why a growing number of people continued to not indicate.
After a 12 month study combining IQ, socio economic backgrounds, driver ability and personality profiles, the research concluded that drivers who don’t indicate are in fact assholes.
When we spoke to the head of the research team, Dr. Brian Fitzgerald, he commented that:
Being an asshole basically means that you’re a self centred dick, with no mental capacity to consider the impact of your actions on other people. It means your awareness in life is rather narrow and you don’t care about the consequences of your decisions. Many assholes appear normal in everyday life, but are actually stuck at the developmental stage of a 4 year old.
Dr. Fitzgerald went on to comment that if more people would indicate on roundabouts, there would be a direct reduction in the amount of stress related illnesses and diseases. These assholes are one of the leading causes of stress in Ireland and if they indicated when they should, they could significantly reduce the amount of heart disease and cancer in Ireland.
But researchers are not hopeful of this because the common trait of the asshole is a lack of consideration for those around them.
People are advised to be aware of the growing number of assholes on Irish roads and where possible shout profanities at them through closed car windows.