Tuesday 30 March 2004
Pet Peeve: Inconsistent Wiper and Indicator Controls on Cars
I've got a problem. We have two cars. On one car the wiper control is on the right and the indicator control is on the left. But on the other car, it's reversed. The result is that I frequently use my wipers to indicate that I'm turning (always embarassing). Or I signal a turn when it begins to rain. I'm not stupid and I can't be the only one that drives two cars with these controls in inconsistent places. One car is German while the other car is Japanese. I'm going to embark on a quest to find out where each manufacturer places these controls. Please add a comment for your country and car. Maybe there's a minority of manufacturers that can be petitioned to change!