Why Don't BMW drivers signal?
Hopefully, this will help you understand the whole "BMW Driver" stereotype.
Here's my theory on why BMWs don't like to signal. I'll keep this short and try not to go on a rant.
First off, this stereotype isn't totally correct.
Some BMW drivers signal. I'll explain which ones. Most often, the BMWs that signal are the older ones. They're the ones driven by people who care about their car, and who don't want to be a cock. Cars from the 1990s and earlier tend to signal, that is unless the signal is broken. I drive a 1990 BMW 850i, and I usually signal. It's the idiots who drive newer BMWs, usually young guys driving their daddy's car, that neglect their turn signals.
So, who specifically signals, and who doesn't?
Chances are, if it's your own car, you will want to take care of it. Especially if it's a cool or classic car. Cutting other motorists off and not signaling is a very good way to get into an accident, which can damage your car. If it's not your car, people tend to go different ways. On one side, people who are driving borrowed or rented cars will take extra good care of it in order to bring it home in the same condition it left in. On the complete opposite side, some people figure that since it's not theirs, taking care of it doesn't really matter. Most of the people who "forget" to signal are driving someone else's car.
But... Why BMWs and not Hondas?
First of all, it's not only BMW drivers who don't signal. Folks who drive Mercedes, Audis, and other high-end vehicles often neglect it too. It's about the cost of the car. Many people who drive expensive cars will think of themselves above people who drive cheap cars, so therefore they should get the right of way. It's like they think that their time is more important. They don't care that other people need to get somewhere too, they just care about getting there themselves.
Here's my summary:
See, I told you I'd keep things short.
BMW drivers don't use their turn signals because, they are either driving someone else's car, or they think of themselves higher than the people around them. Or both. So next time you see a BMW use it's turn signal, don't take a video to post on DT and laugh about it. Or call him a BMW noob. Instead, look at the car. Is it an older BMW? He probably cares about his car. Is it a laid-back, younger guy or sweet looking old man? He probably cares about others.