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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, 01:57 PM   #21
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I signal if the change in position on the road is going to impact the decision or path of travel of another motorist. Then again as a motorist sharing the roadways you need to be aware of idiots in "speeding Bonnevilles" or any other car for that matter.
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I always use mine. But lately I've been thinking. Why use them if you are in a turning lane that only turns one way? I still do by force of habit, but most roads now have turning lanes in my neck of the woods.
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I signal if the change in position on the road is going to impact the decision or path of travel of another motorist. Then again as a motorist sharing the roadways you need to be aware of idiots in "speeding Bonnevilles" or any other car for that matter.
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I always use mine. But lately I've been thinking. Why use them if you are in a turning lane that only turns one way? I still do by force of habit, but most roads now have turning lanes in my neck of the woods.
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I always use mine. But lately I've been thinking. Why use them if you are in a turning lane that only turns one way? I still do by force of habit, but most roads now have turning lanes in my neck of the woods.
actually my friend, (actually more of a co-worker and a pain in my ***), got a ticket for not signaling when the road actually turned. But becuase it was a one lane into a two, she should have kept it on for the entire turn, and not just to show which way she was going.
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Yup. Failure to Signal Intent is a ticketable offense. One I *sometimes* wish they'd enforce more. Just not on me.....
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Yup. Failure to Signal Intent is a ticketable offense.:

Sometimes I wonder just WHAT a driver, with their directional ON, is their true intentions. For instance, when stopped at an intersection, and a driver coming from your left has their right directional ON, do you always believe they are turning right so you can proceed safely from the instersection? I never do until I see them start to make the turn. I can't tell you how many times people INTEND to make a turn, but never do. And we all wonder why our car insurance is so high.
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Yup. Failure to Signal Intent is a ticketable offense.:

Sometimes I wonder just WHAT a driver, with their directional ON, is their true intentions. For instance, when stopped at an intersection, and a driver coming from your left has their right directional ON, do you always believe they are turning right so you can proceed safely from the instersection? I never do until I see them start to make the turn. I can't tell you how many times people INTEND to make a turn, but never do. And we all wonder why our car insurance is so high.
As long as they have their turn signal on to {let'* juz say the right} i don't care if they then turn left cuz its on them and they owe me new car :P although i usually do hesitate to make sure they follow through with their intentions cuz i don't want to take the risk of sacrificing my bonnie for some fool....

...as for personal use.....all the time, even when signaling into my driveway and when no other cars are around lol. As for highway use....i use it only to tell them that i'm moving over whether they like it or not...i don't use it to ask permission lol.
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I always use my turn signal. I can't stand people that don't use them. As some people already said, I find myself using it in situations where it is not necessary to do so, but not often. For instance in my subdivision there is virtually no traffic and I have found myself signaling to turn into my driveway numerous times.

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As long as they have their turn signal on to {let'* juz say the right} i don't care if they then turn left cuz its on them and they owe me new car :P although i usually do hesitate to make sure they follow through with their intentions cuz i don't want to take the risk of sacrificing my bonnie for some fool....
It doesn't matter if they have their turn signal on, because maybe they mean that they are turning into a driveway/road past where you are trying to pull out. No matter if their turn signal is on or not, if you pull out in front of them and they hit them, its failure to yeild right of way for you. You get the ticket. Thats why you always have to wait to see if they do intend on turning or not. Usually I'll just pull out in front of them and go WOT so I don't have to worry about it if their not turning, but I don't have to wait to make sure they are turning if they are.

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What really pisses me off sometimes is the people who are pulling over to the side of the road and they don't signal. They just go slower and slower, and I am supposed to know they are stopping to park on the side of the road. Since I live in a very residential part of the city there are alot of stop signs. I hate the people who don't even make the effort to pretend they are going to stop. They have the "you stopped so I can go straight through" attitude. I hate that with a passion.
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