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Do you use your signals?

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by jimmy57 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:58 pm

I use them in the middle of nowhere. Process is process. How many times do you find yourself fastening seatbelt to move car from one side of driveway to the other? You install two rod bolts then torque them. Remove oil filler cap before drain so you know you can put the oil back in, then leave it off until oil is added. You look, turn on signal, and then change lane. If you shortcut the process then you leave yourself open to more mistakes. Don't you hope your pilot remembers to deploy flaps before takeoff? If someone sees signal and moves on you then you get a new car or some new paint and parts and it is on their insurance (you live because that is why you drive a Volvo). You turn them on when turning onto another road or into parking lot because you do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Believer or non-believer doesn't matter we all should do everything to get along.

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by abscate » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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.
-Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehicle and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.
Exactly three, thou shalt not proceed to four?

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:59 am

abscate wrote:
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Exactly three, thou shalt not proceed to four?

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by June » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:13 am

I always thought I was good about using signals until I drove the first service loaner with lane keeping aid. Then I realized how often I don't. So for many years now I have been mindful to use them. Before I only used them when I could see another car and rarely when changing lane. After driving more than 30 years it is easy to become complacent and lax driving skills. June
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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by 93Regina » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:44 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:37 pm
If you are ever in Wichita, KS this law is still on the books.
Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, motorists are required to get out of their vehicle and fire three rounds into the air.

This may come as a surprise, but we were unable to find any documentation of this as an actual law for the City of Wichita.

Though it has made an appearance on many sites that mention the other, very true, weird Wichita laws, we have not seen any ordinances that require that this be done, and we've certainly never seen it done, either.

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by okidiver » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:29 am

I'm in the mostly field. Don't use them when no one is around...have been driving for 45 years and don't need the practice...

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Re: POLL: Do you use your signals?

Post by 93Regina » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:03 pm

okidiver wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:29 am
Don't use them when no one is around.
When vehicles are moving along, they are not needed. When a vehicle has, or will have, a much reduced speed, with approaching rearward vehicles, they should be used. Driver's are suppose to be paying attention, but with a large difference in speed, one-eyed drivers might not be able to visualize distance.

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Third brake light: Have rear-end crashes lessened 30 years after mandate?...Between 1988 — the earliest figures available — and 2014, the percentage of fatal crashes that involved rear-enders actually rose from 4.6 percent to 5.2 percent. Rear-end injury accidents also increased, from 24.9 percent of all crashes to 28.7 percent, according to the NHTSA. Likewise, rear-end property damage-only collisions increased from 23.5 to 29 percent, and the percentage of rear-end accidents jumped from 23.8 to 28.8 percent.
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Automatic braking can substantially reduce rear-end accidents, or at least their severity. In recent years, nearly half of all two-vehicle collisions involved a rear-end crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. In addition, an insurance institute study shows that automatic emergency braking technology could lower insurance injury claims by up to 35 percent.

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