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Letter: Lessons for LI from California drivers

Traffic on the westbound Long Island Expressway is

Traffic on the westbound Long Island Expressway is backed up after an accident that briefly closed down the LIE in both directions in Old Westbury at around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Aug. 7, 2014. Credit: Howard Schnapp

The letter “Some police don’t use turn signals” June 19] caused me to reflect on vacationing last month in Southern California and driving a rental vehicle all over for two weeks.

Traffic seemed much greater than when I worked there a decade ago, much worse than anything in the New York City area. Yet every time I signaled for a lane change, the driver to either my left rear or right rear slowed to let me in. Every time. And everyone signals. Every time.

At first, I was waving thanks and realized I was the only one doing so. This courtesy, and following the law, was simply expected. I hated the thought of returning to New York.

Arthur James, Massapequa Park