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POLL: Do you use your signals?

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Do you use your signals?

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by matthew1 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:59 am

Alaska's so far north, it's south.


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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by BEJinFbk » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:36 pm

regent wrote:
BEJinFbk wrote:...The signs in Alaska read "Slower Traffic, Keep Left".
... :roll:
Keep Left that is...
I never knew that you guys over in Alaska drive on the wrong side of the road, just like them' Aussies do... :lol:
OK - "Keep Right" - :oops: - What can I say? It was a long day...


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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by regent » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:11 am

C'mon now, in Alaska most days are long so that cannot be a valid excuse :lol:


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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by BEJinFbk » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:18 pm

Getting shorter right now...
Which brings me to: Headlights, People!
But that's a different soap box. :mrgreen:


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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by abscate » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 am

DRLs are a conspiracy to divert attention from the faked moonshot

I do hate them. I had Jim turn them off my P2. I see so many people driving at night with DRLs on and no taillights on the thruway/pike/freeway/motorway/“ the 90”


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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:34 am

The DRL concept, i e keeping headlights or the like on during daytime has very strong scientific support when it comes to improving road safety. We've had mandatory DRLs since the 70s. Meaning a full low beam or equivalent amount of visible light, LEDs lately.

However if it leads to cars using DRL in the day with rear lights off and then not turning proper lights on at dusk or in poor light it's a big problem. Most modern cars have sensors and sorts it out by themselves though. Some don't and coming up on an unlit car from behind on the motorway can be terrifying. Also lights that just glow, such as a 5w parking light, really don't do any good either. Keeping rears off during day is silly as well.



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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:36 am

Also I just answered "mostly" because I'm not as good at it when there's little traffic around.



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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by Clemens » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:34 pm

see, volvo people are good people. 71% use the signals 99% of the time. for those who don't go buy a bmw!

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by 93Regina » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 pm

abscate wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 am
DRLs are a conspiracy.....


One of the pervasive urban myths plaguing our highways and byways is the belief that daytime use of headlights reduces motor vehicle accidents.

It all started with a Greyhound Bus Company public relations gimmick to promote its “safety image.” There was an apparent reduction in bus accidents and the conclusion was made that the daytime headlight use must be the reason. There was a burst of publicity and daytime headlight use was christened as a great highway safety strategy.
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Next, there were mandates of daytime headlight use in a few tundra-laden Scandinavian countries. Subsequent government sponsored studies proved the government was inspired in its mandating of daytime headlight use. Again, subsequent review of these favorable DRL studies indicated the high probability that factors, other than daytime headlight use, were responsible for any reduction in accident frequency.

The same scenario was subsequently repeated in Canada — the government mandates vehicles be equipped with automatic daytime running lights (DRLs) and low and behold government studies find that DRLs may be responsible for saving the human race from roadway annihilation.

Auto manufacturers, never loath to exploit a fad, climbed on the DRL bandwagon and hyped the safety benefits of irritating other drivers by shining headlights in their eyes, during daylight hours. General Motors was the most aggressive on this front.

While seldom admitted, the primary motivation for putting DRLs on American market cars is that it saves money. Rather than building one lighting system for Canada, where DRLs are mandated, and a different system for the US market, GM decided to save a few bucks by just installing the DRL equipped system on both the US and Canadian models.



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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:37 pm

I'm in Kansas where we don't use turn signals. We make eye contact and communicate intent.

If you are ever in Wichita, KS this law is still on the books.
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