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View Poll Results: Do you use your turn signals?
Always. 24 68.57%
Always, but only when there are other cars around. 7 20.00%
Sometimes. 4 11.43%
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:57 AM   #11
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Gripe time! I hate people who don't use their turn signals. It'* so easy, yet every day, I see some idiot change lanes without using their turn signals. If someone merges in front of me without their turn signals, I usually respond by punching the horn and extending my middle finger.

I mean, if you're changing lanes, and you see a speeding Bonneville coming up, wouldn't you think to warn me before I could potentially ram you? I always use mine, especially when I'm on the highway, going in the triple digits. I'm sure a green blur makes a lot of drivers uncomfortable, but at least the turn signals give some advance warning and show that I'm not *totally* reckless.

Why do you people think drivers don't use their turn signals?
First if you are going that fast, who do you think the cop will fault?

Second, what happens if that guy you just tooted you horn at has massive issues with road rage, he chases you down and pulls out his shotgun.....What do you do then?

Yes people should use their signals.... But thats just not going to happen... You will always encounter an idiot on the road... For every good driver there are 2 fruitcakes out there.... I was once ran off the road by a lady as I was merging onto I-95, she was in the passing lane and went dead right ran me off the road at 75-80 mph... I was lucky as ****....

Fromm the way you have been describing your driving style you had better think twice...

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I simply think of it as preparing the car to turn, that way I NEVER forget it. Way I see it, its never my fualt when some idiot hits me, I had my signal on.
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I simply think of it as preparing the car to turn, that way I NEVER forget it. Way I see it, its never my fualt when some idiot hits me, I had my signal on.
On that topic (maybe, could just be the way I read it), but a turn signal doesn't mean "I am turning right now". It means "I plan to turn/change l;anes in a little bit". Turn signals also do not mean you get to come into my lane! They mean you would like to as soon as it'* safe.

Soooo..... Waiting til you are stopped or already at the street you plan to turn on to is NOT the time to use your signal. You should have turned them on at least a half a block ago! And while you are changing lanes is too late, also! You siganl, you check, THEN you change lanes.

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Sorry MOS, I said that wrong, I always signal 200 ft before a turn, and I never just plow into the next lane with my turn signal just coming on, I always check. I just mean that I dont turn or change lanes without the signal becuase it feels like I'm not preparing the car.
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I find myself useing them to turn into my driveway and nobody is behind me.
thats when I say to myself "what are you stupid' nobodys behind you.
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I signal when its needed...

as in if there is no one around I don't worry about it...

If I'm on the interstate and I'm far ahead or far far far behind( in other words a huge gap ) then I don't bother.... But if I'm in a group of cars and I change lanes I signal, look to make sure I'm clear then change lanes...

Its more about driver courtesy then anything...

Someone plowing up to traffic at 100+ is just as bad as the person not using the turn signal..

But on the same note its always good to pay attention to what going on around you at all times...

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Sorry MOS, I said that wrong, I always signal 200 ft before a turn, and I never just plow into the next lane with my turn signal just coming on, I always check. I just mean that I dont turn or change lanes without the signal becuase it feels like I'm not preparing the car.
Sorry from my end. I meant that to sound like I was agreeing with you.... Text makes it kinda hard to distinguish sometimes, huh?
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On that topic (maybe, could just be the way I read it), but a turn signal doesn't mean "I am turning right now". It means "I plan to turn/change l;anes in a little bit". Turn signals also do not mean you get to come into my lane! They mean you would like to as soon as it'* safe.
Soooo..... Waiting til you are stopped or already at the street you plan to turn on to is NOT the time to use your signal. You should have turned them on at least a half a block ago! And while you are changing lanes is too late, also! You siganl, you check, THEN you change lanes.
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i love it!! i agree! just because you have your turn signal on doesnt mean i HAVE to let you over into my lane.. hehe so i dont... esspecially when its a ***** thats driving stupid and makes me brake when i dont need to, i speed on up them!!
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well...whenever i have a vehicle that is up and running...*cough cough* i always use my turn signals.

yeah yeah.. soon i will be getting my bonne fixed..its about time!!
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i only use my turn signal if i am going to affect someone eles'* direction, or speed......changing lanes on the hyway.....i will use them only if the other induvidual needs to change there speed........tuning right or left.........only if the persone behind me has to slow down, even if that person has room to go around me.......if im at a four way stop...i will deffinatly use it people need to know your intensions......

acctually overuse of ones blinker is more dangorous......leaving the left turn signal on when you get on the freeway.....sittting in the right lane and drive the next 2000 feet with it on....will cause people to slow down and move over in the adjacent lanes, (they will try to let that person in)... one anther most dagourus use of a blinker is turning right off of a road.....and someone puts it on 3 or 4 driveways prior to turing, this cuases a person waiting to get onto that road to belive that you are tuning before their driveway......so they think its ok to pull out and whammmmmmm Tbone time!!!!!!!

oh yeah another stupid use is turning your blinker on when your intension is already blatently obvious.....like moving through an interchange...and one turns their blinker on when they are already into the one lane section of the interchange.....with no other possible places to go!!!!! really dumb the whole blinker on and head **** is worse then a no blinker lane change with an informed driver that is confortable with their car.

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