Do you use turn signals when driving?

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    I always use my turn signals as a courtesy so other drivers know what Im about to do on the road/motorway yet it seems to me the amount of people not using turn signals is getting worse and it slows everyone else down because it looks like there just stopping in the road when in fact there about to make a left/right turn...

    Grrrrrr!

    Anyway, whats your thoughts and do you use turn signals when driving?
     
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    Nah, I take the light bulbs out to make it go faster.
     
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  3. airbud7

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    Looool^....you crazy Agent!
     
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    I use wave my Feet outside the window to let cas behinde me know am turning soon
     
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    i use them all the time, and have been rammed by others, twice when they turned without a signal
     
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    I use them unless I run out of blinker fluid
     
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    OK.... I see where this thread is going...Lol

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  8. Extraordinary

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    When we were young and daft we used to play tag in cars, leaning out the window at 70 slapping the sides of each others cars and trying to escape being tagged, one of my mates used to indicate left and turn right or vice versa, which was surprisingly confusing when you're chasing someone, brain says they're going left, you prepare to turn left, they turn right, you nearly crash :D
     
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    No. I just let off a flare.
     
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    My new bike doesn't have turn signals, I usually stick my hands out before I make a turn.

    Surprisingly hard since dropping RPM's too low on a 2 stroke makes it stall instantly.
     

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    Even when i see in my mirror that nobodys coming from behind.

    Many people think that turn signals are optional, but these who make me really mad are the ones that stop without using the alarm sign.
     
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    I got my driver license many years ago and we we're told to use turn signal, even when we are alone on the road.I followed this rule and saved my day so many times...suffice to say that pisses me off when i find people who don't signal their turning...
    So many accidents and time wasted could be saved just by signal where the heck one goes...left or right.Is so easy, yet so difficult for some folks.
     
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    No they don't think it's optional. They just flat out don't give a ****. Why? because they see more and more people don't use them, so why should they? In fact, many drivers have suffered with enough road rage over the years that inducing road rage in others is actually pleasurable for them...it's kinda like yawning, it's contagious and it could be humorous to someone to do it on purpose to make someone else yawn....because they can.

    One of the myriad of problems lie in the fact that our roads, many of which first built or designed in the 60's, are not capable of handling the traffic loads of today. With more and more drivers on the road each year, the road themselves rarely change to accommodate. Though Highways often get updated, the also are forced to the constraints of the environment and direction making them overly complex to navigate with heavy traffic if your not familiar with the road.
     
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    Thank You Bro!.....That's how I feel too^......Now that my kids are of driving age I worry more so.
     
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    I live in Florida. I don't think anyone knows what they are. To the point that I don't believe turn signals when I see them.

    BTW I do use them when in traffic. If no one is around I don't bother.
     
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    I am using turn signals as well as I am using seat belt. Always.

    It's not something I do just for others, it's for me.
     
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    Me to Mate, plus you don't want to give the police any reason to pull you over for something so avoidable as an improper lane change or turn.
     
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    I always use turn signals. Every Single Time. Even when making a 3 point turn in my drive way I use them. Anything else leads to bad habits, which leads to not using them on the road (where it is required to by law) and in traffic. Many people are injured or killed each year because of bad driving habits, including lack of turn signals. The vast majority of drivers should have their licenses revoked until they can prove to be safe and serious about being safe when driving. /endrant
     
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    Yes of course. Also when turning I move to the left or right edge of the lane depending on which way I'm going, giving cars coming from behind more space to overtake me.
     
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